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This award-winning investigative outlet published hard-hitting reports that have been picked up around the world

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This case study is part of Resilience Reports, a series from the European Journalism Centre about how news organisations across Europe are adjusting their daily operations and business strategies as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

In a nutshell

A sharp focus on collaborative cross-border investigations helped this Bulgarian investigative news outlet expose government wrongdoing and solidify its reputation for journalism that has impact.

What is Bivol?

  • Founded in 2010 by investigative journalists Assen Yordanov and Atanas Tchobanov, Bivol is an investigative online media outlet exposing corruption and links with organised crime in Bulgaria. Bivol means “water buffalo” in Bulgarian and was chosen as a name because the animal has a strong sense of justice, a good memory and is intelligent. …


This UK collective centred women and people of colour in its reporting of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter and reaped the rewards when it had to launch a membership programme

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This case study is part of Resilience Reports, a series from the European Journalism Centre about how news organisations across Europe are adjusting their daily operations and business strategies as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

In a nutshell

Personal essays, wellbeing content and the launch of its membership programme allowed gal-dem to overcome the loss of three-quarters of its revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

What is gal-dem?

  • gal-dem is a media collective and independent magazine founded in 2015 by Liv Little, a former producer for the BBC. Its mission is to tell the stories and spotlight the creative talents of womxn (any human who identifies as a female, femme, agender, girl, lady or queen) and non-binary people of colour. …


Flexibility and a focus on readers’ needs helped this Swiss-Francophone startup build credibility and find new paying customers

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This case study is part of Resilience Reports, a series from the European Journalism Centre about how news organisations across Europe are adjusting their daily operations and business strategies as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

In a nutshell

Heidi.news doubled its number of members and got 10 times as many visitors to its site at the early stages of COVID-19 in Switzerland.

What is Heidi.new

  • Heidi.news is an online media news outlet that was launched in Geneva in May 2019. It offers constructive journalism focused on science and health, as well as major stories in Switzerland and from around the world. While most of its content is published in French — mainly to serve the 1.5 …

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Tara Kelly

Data editor at European Journalism Centre | DataJournalism.com. Podcast host of Conversations with Data. Formerly CNN, HuffPost & TIME. TaraKellyMedia.com

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