The Correspondent is a thing !


① memo 20181214 ~ The Correspondent is a thing ! ~ The Correspondent goes global now – 5 years after the dutch news platform ‘De Correspondent’ launched in 2013 with a crowdfunding effort.
The success story of ad-free journalism in Holland … the news organization with a direct connection to readers , the members , now starts to replicate worldwide , with headquarters in the U.S.
The site’s readers or members are a critical part in the ad-free journalism that gets done . Not just because members fund it with their subscriptions, but because interacting with them throughout the process of writing a story is a key part of what The Correspondent does.

Yesterday , after just 1 month , the global crowfunding campaign raised the required $ 2.5 million dollar with the help of over 40,000 founding members , it’s readers from all over the world.

The Correspondent ‘s 10 Founding Principles

We are your antidote to the daily news grind

We do not take ad dollars of any kind

We fight stereotypes, prejudice, and fearmongering

We don’t just cover the problem, but also what can be done about it

We collaborate with you, our knowledgeable members

We don’t take the view from nowhere. We tell you where we’re coming from

We protect your privacy, by minimizing the personal data we collect

We want to be as inclusive as possible

We always put journalism before financial gain

We believe in transparency and continued self-improvement

Yesterday , some minutes before midnight in Holland , the $ 2.5 million dollar was raised , and I posted a screen recording of the fact before midnight. here the link https://youtu.be/rCMM-FqWsSU
I felt that little film needed some more editing – so , here is that final cut … and more news and background via the links below :

The Correspondent
https://thecorrespondent.com

Columbia Journalism Review
https://www.cjr.org/analysis/de-correspondent-funding-omidyar.php

The Daily Show | Jay Rosen – Creating a Space for Ad-Free Journalism with The Correspondent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzNCOW_DEPU

The dutch De Correspondent
https://decorrespondent.nl

Dutch NRC newspaper
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/12/13/geen-waan-van-de-dag-geen-clickbait-a3060642 ==============

Youra Livschitz , Robert Maistriau, Jean Franklemon


① memo 20180528 ~ Youra Livschitz , Robert Maistriau, Jean Franklemon ~ The weekly Yiddish newspaper Der Blatt (Yiddish: דער בּלאַט‎) published last Friday (May 25, ‘18) a 6 pages long article on the 75th anniversary in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium , of the ‘only rescue action against a transport to Auschwitz’ (צודי75יָאר איינציגע רעטונג ַאקציע קעגן “אוישוויץ טרַאנספָּארט”) – the 20th transport.
The three Belgian heroes Youra Livschitz , Robert Maistriau, and Jean Franklemon liberated 17 people during an attack on the cattle car train ‘Transport XX’ – crammed with 1631 Jewish passengers, heading for Auschwitz – and another more than 200 others jumped out also.
Portaits in the wind filmed following the 75th anniversary in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium