30,000 paying members: landmark for Dutch online journalism platform De Correspondent

03 March — De Correspondent is a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that offers background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be ‘news.’ It launched on September 30th last year, after raising a total of 1.7 million dollars with a world record crowd-funding campaign, and welcomed its 30,000th member today.

September 2013

  1. Sep 30

    De Correspondent launches official website

    On September 30th, the official website of De Correspondent will go live. Femke Halsema, Arnon Grunberg and David Van Reybrouck, among others, are contributors to the site, which was founded by Rob Wijnberg and developed by design agency Momkai. A crowdfunding campaign resulted in a world record in journalism: within eight days, 15.000 members made a pledge. They now number more than 20.200. De Correspondent allows members to follow their favorite correpondents and to contribute to stories.

March 2013

  1. Mar 26

    Crowdfunding record for quality journalism

    The Correspondent, an Amsterdam-based startup aimed at presenting quality online journalism, reached a crowdfunding milestone today: more than 15.000 members helped the platform to raise over one million euros (approx. $1.3 million) in just 8 days. With this funding, creators Rob Wijnberg (Dutch journalist) and Harald Dunnink (founder of Momkai) hope to set up a new online platform for in-depth news analysis and long-form journalism, due in September 2013.