In the second episode, Rana Daoud and her guests discuss the issue of funding. How can independent media finance themselves in a sustainable way, without their independence being affected?
Media outlets have to adapt along with all the changes in the advertising industry. International institutions are often the primary source of funding for these independent media outlets, especially as they are being established.
After the initial period, many outlets try to become more autonomous by offering services, providing training, or developing subscription models etc. In this climate where media outlets are increasingly struggling to finance themselves, business models tend to shift towards hybrid financing systems, with the aim of ensuring that they provide independent and accessible information.
Episode guests, in order of appearance:
Issam Erekat, editor-in-chief and co-founder of d'Alhudood
Diana Moukalled, co-founder and editorial secretary of Daraj
Sassine Causley, writer and translator at The Public Source
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