If technology innovation were a pizza, everyone is trying to eat the same slice. Most innovations are being sent to the big media houses and research centers, and most efforts are trying to update existing models. This perpetuates the status quo, leading to involution rather than innovation. Europe needs a “skunkworks” [1]: a space where radical experimentation in news, information, and business models can have a home. What kind of space could foster new tech innovations that carry the values of journalism -- rather than trying to preserve its existing practices? This panel will bring together speakers with experiences at top centers to imagine what institutional DNA gives a chance of producing a “public good” investment for societal information and muckraking, expanding possible futures for journalism.

[1] Read here about the concept of skunkworks, or even better join the discussion at our panel.