Here’s what happened to that world-record in journalism crowdfunding

Lessons from year one of De Correspondent

Ernst Pfauth
Sep 30, 2014 · 6 min read

We showed members what happens with their membership fee

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Infographic designed by our co-founding partner Momkai
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Infographic designed by our co-founding partner Momkai

We’ve put a face to our correspondents


We invited members to share articles


We aim all our marketing efforts at our likers

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This helped many would-be members to decide in favor of a membership. Photo by Bas Losekoot

And we published a book

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The book cover, designed by our co-founder and creative director Harald Dunnink

Our lessons summarized:


The Correspondent

The Correspondent is a movement for radically different…

Thanks to Rob Wijnberg

Ernst Pfauth

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Cofounder & CEO of The Correspondent. Working to bring our ad-free, reader-funded journalism to the US and beyond.

The Correspondent

The Correspondent is a movement for radically different news. Founded in Amsterdam, now bringing our ad-free, member-funded, collaborative journalism to the English language.

Ernst Pfauth

Written by

Cofounder & CEO of The Correspondent. Working to bring our ad-free, reader-funded journalism to the US and beyond.

The Correspondent

The Correspondent is a movement for radically different news. Founded in Amsterdam, now bringing our ad-free, member-funded, collaborative journalism to the English language.

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