Collaboration Resources

These websites offer insights and practical advice on collaboration from a range of disciplines, from journalism to the arts, business, technology and beyond. (Got a site we should add to our list? Let us know at collaborate at mediashift dot org.)

General Collaboration

Harvard Business Review’s Special Collection
Advice on how to collaborate effectively and build a culture of collaboration from a range of business experts.

TED: The Rise of Collaboration
A round-up of TED talks on collaboration-related themes, from smart mobs to open-source architecture.

The 99 Percent
Articles about creative collaboration, with many lessons based on the art of improvisation.

GigaOm on Collaboration
Coverage of collaborative work models, especially virtual ones.

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Journalistic Collaboration

A Growing Inventory of Journalism Collaborations
Josh Stearns from Free Press has been maintaining a growing inventory of journalistic collaborations for several years now on his personal blog.

Nieman Journalism Lab’s coverage
An archive of the Lab’s coverage of collaborative journalism projects.

Collaborate or Die?
An article in the American Journalism Review examining broadcast dwindling and the need to collaborate.

Partners of Necessity: The Case for Collaboration in Local Investigative Reporting [PDF file]
Growing evidence suggests that collaborations and partnerships between new and established news organizations, universities and foundations may be the overlooked key for investigative journalism to thrive at the local and state levels.

Go Big or Go Under
An article in the American Journalism Review arguing that consolidation and collaboration is the way to preserve the struggling industry.

Logan Symposium: New Era for Collaboration?
Panel discussion, including Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica, talking about collaboration among various journalistic platforms.

Newsroom Collaborations: The New Culture of Sharing vs. Competing
David Cohn raises the question of whether or not collaboration can be institutionalized.

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Journalistic Collaboration – Specific Examples

An Investigative Reporting Partnership: A Serendipitous Collaboration
A Nieman Reports story about students at Northeastern University producing 11 Page One stories for the Boston Globe in just 20 months.

The Arizona Project
A look back at the history of a collaborative investigation into the death of journalist Don Bolles of the Arizona Republic. Plus, here’s a story from the Arizona Republic looking back as well.

Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University
A Knight-funded center at Mercer University brings together the local public radio, print, broadcast and multimedia outlets.

The Chauncey Bailey Project
Investigating the Killing of a Journalist, An article detailing the collaboration similarly to those done for the Arizona Project.

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