Building Resilience at a Growing International News Nonprofit

  • Friday, Jun 25 – 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
  • #ONA21

After 20 years as the United Nations’ IRIN News project, The New Humanitarian emerged in 2019 as an independent news nonprofit with a niche focus, a global reach and an impressive slate of on-the-ground correspondents, analysts and editors.

Indeed, even amid the global pandemic, the outlet’s distributed team and diversified funding model allowed it to grow funding, audience and activities.

Join this important prerecorded conversation and learn how to build sustained support for intensive coverage of conflict, disasters and other crises in the nonprofit model, with high-quality recruitment, dedicated staff retention and a slow and steady revenue model.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists interested in producing informed reporting to affect humanitarian policy
  • Newsroom leaders working on strategy, funding, operations and recruitment
  • Anyone who would like to know more about sustainable models for international journalism


Heba Aly
CEO, The New Humanitarian


Celeste LeCompte
VP, Strategy & Operations, ProPublica

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