Reading material

Handbook and encyclopedia

Rothenberger, Liane; Löffelholz, Martin; Weaver, David H. (2023). The Palgrave Handbook of Cross-Border Journalism. Palgrave Macmillan

Konow-Lund, M., Gearing, A. & Berglez, P. (2019). Transnational Cooperation in Journalism. In: Nussbaum, J.F. Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Communication.

The practical guides

Alfter, B. (2019). Cross-border Collaborative Journalism. A Step-By-Step Guide. Routledge.

Diseri, D. (ed) et al., (2020). Crossborder Journalism Playbook. An online anthology.

Grzeszyk, T. & Alfter, B. (2018). Cross-border journalism as a mindset / Cross-border journalism as a method. Hostwriter.

Academics’ and practitioners’ reflections on the new method (and mindset) of cross-border collaborative journalism

In reverse chronological order of publication:

Meier K, Schützeneder J, García Avilés JA, Valero-Pastor JM, Kaltenbrunner A, Lugschitz R, Porlezza C, Ferri G, Wyss V, Saner M. (2022):  Examining the Most Relevant Journalism Innovations: A Comparative Analysis of Five European Countries from 2010 to 2020. Journalism and Media. 2022; 3(4):698-714.

Heft, Annett & Baack, Stefan (2021): Cross-bordering journalism: How intermediaries of change drive the adoption of new practices. Journalism, Sage Journals. 

Heft, Annett (2021): Transnational Journalism Networks “From Below”. Cross-Border Journalistic Collaboration in Individualized Newswork. Journalism Studies, Routledge.

Calatayud, Jose Miguel (2020): Journalists Across Europe Collaborate to Cover Airbnb and Other Housing Issues – The Housing Project is fostering cross-border investigations. Nieman Reports, Harvard University.

Konow-Lund, M. (2019): Negotiating Roles and Routines in Collaborative Investigative Journalism. Media and Communication. Cogitatio.

Krüger, U.; Knorr, C. & Finke, F. (2019): Cross-Border Non-Profit Investigative Journalism Networks: A Structural Analysis of the Field. Conference paper at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg, p. 404-429.

Lück, J. & Schultz, T. (2019). Investigative Data Journalism in a Globalized World: A Survey Study on ICIJ Journalists. Journalism Research 2(2), 93-114.

Hellmüller, L. & Konow-Lund, M. (2019). Transnational Journalism. The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Wiley.

Lee, T. (ed.) (2019). Unbias the News. Hostwriter & Correctiv.

Alfter, B. & Candea, S. (eds.) (2019). Journal for Applied Journalism and Media Studies – special Issue on Cross-border Collaborative Journalism, anthology. Ingenta Publishing. Including:

Sambrook, R. (ed.) (2018). Global Teamwork: The rise of collaboration in investigative journalism. Anthology by academics and practitioners. Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford. Including:

    • Lewis, Charles (2018): Tear Down These Walls: Innovations in Collaborative Accountability Research and Reporting
    • Alfter, Brigitte (2018): New Method, New Skill, New Position? Editorial Coordinators in Cross-Border Collaborative Teams 
    • Kayser-Bril, Nicolas (2018): Collaboration – One Tool among Many
    • Koch, Anne (2018): Investigative Journalism and Advocacy: Natural Allies? 

First international academic conference on cross-border journalism, Ilmenau 2018.

Heft, A., Alfter, B. & Pfetsch, B. (2017). Transnational journalism networks as drivers of Europeanisation. Journalism, Volume: 20 issue: 9, page(s): 1183-1202.

Alfter, B. (2016). Cross-Border Collaborative Journalism: Why Journalists and Scholars Should Talk about an Emerging Method. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies 5/2: 297–311. (Pre-print version available).

PhD theses about crossborder collaborative journalism

To our best knowledge, at this stage (early 2022) there are two full PhD theses carried out on crossborder journalism. If you are aware of others, please let us know!

Candea, Stefan (2020). Cross-border Investigative Journalism: a critical perspective. PhD thesis University of Westminster Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Demeneck, Ben-Hur (2016). Journalismo transnacional: Prática, métoodo e conceito (Transnational Journalism: Practice, Method and Concept). PhD thesis at the University of Sao Paolo.

Teaching crossborder collaborative journalism

Alfter, Brigitte; Wiik, Jenny; Deuze, Mark (2019). Taking stock of crossborder journalism education in times of cross-border collaboration. Conference paper at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg. Academic track reader page 72-92.

Bettels-Schwabbauer, Tina; Leihs, Nadia; Polyák, Gábor; Torbó, Annamária; Pinto Martinho, Ana; Crespo, Miguel; Radu, Raluca (2018). Newsreel – New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists. A research report as stocktaking for an Erasmus+ project including a clear focus on cross-border collaboration. This is part of the multiple year Newsreel Project.