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The company saw “a projected loss of 900,000 euros in 2021, against only 1 million euros in revenue.”
The Correspondent is hiring a total of five full-time journalists.
I analyzed six months of articles on De Correspondent to get a hint of what we might see on the English-language site. What I found didn’t always match the marketing.
“They’re really good at the PR thing, and it really feels like gaslighting. They were like, ‘Well, we never promised a U.S. newsroom.’ I was like: Wait, did I just imagine all this?”
“Keep in mind that, especially in a campaign like this, tons of people talk about what we’re trying to do. So the idea that you can keep all these people on message all the time would be kind of totalitarian, right?”
Ad-free, member-funded, and Dutch: The team behind the breakout success De Correspondent is translating its ideas into English (and Judd Apatow is on board).
It’s built a membership-driven model that produces trust, connection, and good journalism. But can it extend that approach to the hurly-burly of the American media market?
“What we try to do is to chart out what’s in between those extremes, because most of the world is not ruled by the extremes; the everyday reality is what the world is actually about.”
“Things” editor, distribution editor, correspondent for progress — as newsrooms change, so do the ways they organize their human resources.
In the Netherlands and in Germany, two closely watched startups have gone to readers to pay the bills. What lessons from there can be applied elsewhere?