Rob Wijnberg, founder of De Correspondent, explains why news isn't at the heart of what they do and how the role of a correspondent differs greatly from at other organisations.
Key quote? "By sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other through constructive dialogue, we can learn to understand the most important systems and trends of our time. In turn, those insights can help us understand how the world works. And if we can still understand how the world works, we can also still change that world."
The one takeaway? Opening up the reporting process and tapping into the expertise of a community results in ‘sharing the learning curve’ between journalists and users. It’s a win-win: reporters learn more about their beat, and people learn more about the journalistic craft.