MediActivism European Hackcamp - Table 5 - Collaborative Journalism: How to
Menno Weijs (facilitator), Ismail Einashe, Daniel Kopp, Silvia López Sánchez, Joanna Krawczyk and Chantal Verkroost., 2021 | Mediactivism (Spain)
The goal: to create a prototype that will support an infrastructure for mediamakers to work towards the production of stories for the European public sphere. Members of this group: Menno Weijs (facilitator), Ismail Einashe, Daniel Kopp, Silvia López Sánchez, Joanna Krawczyk and Chantal Verkroost. The output :The participants of table 5 were working to design a training course that would foster media collaboration in Europe contributing to the emergence of a European public sphere. What came out is a concept they called “Coffee house Europe” in reference to the metaphor of the coffee house for the public sphere, as well as to the concept of a menu from which participants can choose what is relevant for them. But their coffee house is neither a place where a small elite of privileged journalists discusses what is best for society nor a service designed to make a profit. It is a place of encounter based on values that they have defined together as a group.