Program on Independent Journalism
The Open Society Program on Independent Journalism supports journalism that verifies, exposes, and explains reality while inspiring the kind of self-reflection and critical thinking that open society requires.
We support efforts to build a free and safe environment for journalism. We also help investigative journalism collectives network across borders, exchange expertise, and refine methods and tools for exposing abuses of power, corporate wrongdoing, and corruption that undermine democratic values and institutions.
We support independent and open journalism, especially where trustworthy information is scarce. We fund startups seeking to enter and enrich the public debate, organizations determined to grow and innovate, and media entrepreneurs with new ideas for strengthening and defending independent journalism all over the world.
Q&A: What We Can Learn from Journalists in Latin America
Journalists the world over are under increasing economic and political pressure. What innovators in Latin America are doing to keep working—and continue holding power to account.
Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent
Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.
Journalism Needs Freelancers, and Freelancers Need Protection
Despite often working out of the spotlight, freelancers play an indispensable role in journalism today. News organizations, and readers, must do more to ensure their safety.