Riff Reporter

The RiffReporter is a media collective founded in 2016 and based in Berlin. Its concept is that of a working platform with a cooperative infrastructure that enables independent journalists to secure remuneration for their work at a time when traditional publishing houses are struggling economically.

Trained journalists can work in ‘thematic neighbourhoods’ – in partnership with web designers, illustrators, fact checkers, proofreaders and translators – to produce their own articles, get them distributed digitally, especially through the social media, and thus build up a paying readership.

Members take individual responsibility for their chosen subject – whether it is democracy, constitutional matters or popular participation – but the cooperative structure makes it easier to form teams and increases their chances of acquiring public visibility.