Collaborative journalism: A showcase of projects from around the world and lessons you can learn from them.

For the past two years, the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University in New Jersey, USA, has been studying the rise of collaborative journalism. Over the past year, the Center has put together a database of collaborative projects from around the world in an effort to catalogue such initiatives and help other journalists learn from each others' partnerships and how they work. The database, which was originally in English and heavy on U.S. projects, was recently fully translated into Spanish and Portuguese to help the Center track more projects from other parts of the world.

This workshop will cover three key areas: 1. A review of common models of collaboration, based on the white paper Comparing Models of Collaborative Journalism 2. Discussion of 4-6 important projects from different parts of the world, lessons learned from the projects cited and how they can apply to projects that workshop participants may be involved in or considering for the future 3. Open conversation and worksheets to help participants think through projects they are considering.

Participants will come away with a solid understanding of the current state of collaboration, real-world examples of successful projects, and ideas for how to improve or initiate their own collaborative project.

Organised in association with the Center for Cooperative Media.