This playbook is designed for all journalists who are interested in deepening their knowledge of cross-border journalism. The playbook is a result of cross-border collaboration itself: 16 journalists across Europe and several guest authors share their insights and experiences with cross-border collaborations.

By providing tips and tricks on how to plan and manage your team work, overcome conflicts, solve problems, find back-up plans and produce your story, we hope to support journalists embarking on a cross-border project.

It is important to note that this playbook is far from complete: cross-border collaboration is an increasingly dynamic and complex journalistic discipline and we were unable to cover everything about it. Instead, this playbook aims to serve as a useful resource for journalists interested in learning from the experience of other cross-border journalists.

Project Team

This playbook is an initiative of n-ost and celebrates a great number of cross-border projects that have been completed by fellows of their Reporters in the Field grant in the last five years. The playbook’s concept and design are a result of a collaboration with the Dutch investigative journalism platform Argos’ Ties Gijzel to create them together with Dimitris & Maria (Loonatiks Design Crew) and Yannick Gregoire. Special thanks to our partners Arena for Journalism, Hostwriter, Investigate Europe, BIRN & BIRD, Are We Europe, IPI, the European Journalism Centre, and, last but not least, Liviu Barbulescu for the videos, Priyanka Shankar, Ana Lankes and Marjolein Koster for their editorial support.

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