Reinventing community-focused journalism (Round 5)

Romania Project type: prototype Funky Citizens


What follows on from the politically-tied media mogul? This project aims to revitalize the dead local media scene and build a more sustainable business model. Using fact-checking and community building experience, this project will connect with senior journalists to tell data-driven stories which are relevant for all funky citizens in Bucharest.

The solution

Due to poor financing, there is a lack of proper news cycles for local communities in the region. This project aims to be a pioneer in data journalism in Romania, especially by putting to good use the huge amount of data that other stakeholders produce. The project will share consolidated databases produced with other journalists. This non-profit work will focus on delivering news and analyses truly relevant for the community in one city (Bucharest).