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The New News

Meet journalists experimenting with creative new ways to report the news.

Season 1, episode 7
30 min / Published

Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Journalism Outreach Lead, joins us to explore creative new approaches to reporting the news.

Founded by industry veterans who have previously helped run The Wall Street Journal and the BBC, Tortoise aims to create a new kind of newsroom—one that takes a slower, deeper approach to covering stories. With an eye toward staying financially independent, they’ve pursued a participatory, membership-based model. And they invite members to directly contribute to their coverage through in-person events called ThinkIns.

Cabina en Malos Pasos
Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza and José Luis Pardo Veiras have been reporting on corruption and violence throughout Latin America since 2012, working with traditional news outlets like The New York Times and Univision. With Cabina en Malos Pasos, an interactive video booth that features firsthand accounts of survivors, activists, and perpetrators, they aim to inspire empathy and make the often amorphous issue of violence in Latin America feel more personal.

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Find a full transcript with photos here.

  • journalism
  • crime
  • news
  • bbc
  • reporting
  • startup
  • media
  • brazil
  • colombia
  • drug trafficking
  • latin america
  • violence

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