Outriders Network Meetup in Bucharest

Serve and engage. How to have a relationship with your audience.

October 11th 2018, Bucharest

With this Meetup we kickstart our series of meeting which will happen over the course of next year in many European capitals. Our aim is to create a global platform for knowledge sharing among journalists.

We just had an opening in Warsaw during Outriders Summit and we hit the road. Small meetup will take place in Taipei on October 5th (?!) and then we meet in Bucharest (yay).

Our theme for the meeting is “Serve and engage. How to have a relationship with your audience.”.

First we will have three talks lasting 18 minutes each:

  • Madalina Ciobanu from European Journalism Centre will speak about the research they have done on engaged journalism startups showing trends and models,
  • Dimitris Xenakis from Inside Story (Greece) – he will give us insights about how he runs unique for Greece subscription-only / advertisement-free news-site producing long-form articles
  • Jakub Górnicki – how to provide value and build audience through email.

After this we will go into Q&A session followed by networking.

If you would like to present your work and have an issue we could help you to solve contact us to get a 5 minute lightning talk. Remember there is no dumb questions only answers 🙂

This Meetup is organised with big help from Code for Romania, DoR (Decât o Revistă) and Funky Citizens. It’s in between two major conferences – Heroes of Tech and The Power of Storytelling (http://heroesoftech.com and https://www.thepowerofstorytelling.org) – we encourage you to check out and attend both!

What’s next?
The meetup is a part of a series of events taking place all around Europe and beyond over the course of 12 months. We are partnering with over a dozen local institutions supporting journalism and civic engagement to test modern storytelling tools, share experiences and produce collaborative, cross-border stories.

The ultimate aim of Outriders Network is to support good journalism. What does that mean? We want to create good, impactful stories. We want to collaboratively tell them in their most suited multimedia form, we want them to spread and help people understand the world. We believe that good journalism is when these stories come first.

Contact to organisers:



3 ways news organisations in Europe are doing community engagement
Insights about running Greece subscription-only / advertisement-free news-site producing long-form articles
How to provide value and build audience through email

Madalina Ciobanu

Project manager at the European Journalism Centre (EJC), an international non-profit headquartered in The Netherlands, that connects journalists with new ideas, skills and people. Based in Maastricht, she is working…

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Dimitris Xenakis

Dr. Dimitris Xenakis has been involved with online media since 1994, in management, strategy and vision formation and in the development of digital applications and services. He has contributed to…

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Jakub Górnicki

Blogger and reporter passionated about new media, interactive storytelling and reporting projects. Graduated faculty of journalism at Warsaw University, specialized in Reportage Laboratory. He established Outriders to bridge cultures and…

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Outriders Network is managed by Outriders, the publisher of an awarded portal Outride.rs and organizer of the Outriders Summit, Wachlarz in Poland and Compass in Ukraine. Our mission is to strengthen journalism across the globe. Our work is possible thanks to your support. We promote open and engaged journalism – we work for you, you support us, we share everything with others so journalism can strive.



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