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#RojavaDiary longlisted by One World Media Awards
New website of begins rolling out
After months of work we begin the release of our new website for publication It clearly show our vision and focus on: magazine, interactive reporting and campaigns. With various landing pages to be completed we expect proper launch around March 2020
Digital Storytelling Forum in Sofia
In Sofia we joined a group of over 300 participants from 32 countries to talk about how we use campaigns for our dialy work.
The Hostwriter 2019 Prize Winners
We were happy and proud to be a part of the Hostwriter 2019 Prize Jury for the best cross-border journalism stories and stories’ pitches. Congratulations to the winners!
06.12.2019 at Prague Media Point
At TOL’s annual event Prague Media Point we had a chance to present our work and also discuss future developments of solutions journalism in Poland and CEE.
Nomination to Grand Press 2019
Our great reporter – Lola Garcia-Ajofrin received nomination in Grand Press contest for her interactive story “Vaccination and fake news”. We couldn’t be more proud!
Debate – “#Others. Media and prejudices”
“#Others. Media and prejudices” was the theme of the final debate within Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja’s project “(In)separable” that we supported. Our editor-in-chief Anna Górnicka took part in inspiring discussion between Prof. Michał Bilewicz (Centrum Badań nad Uprzedzeniami), and Draginja Nadaždin (Amnesty International Polska), lead by Adam Szostkiewicz (Polityka).
#LoveSpeech GIFs hit 1 million views
#LoveSpeech GIFs have been seen over million times which is much more we ever hoped! And the counter keeps rising <3
Future of media debate
Anna Górnicka took part in a debate on future of media organised at Media Student conference in Warsaw.
12.11.2019 at News Community Summit was selected as one of the few European journalism startups to present itself to over 100 media professionals at first News Community Summit organised by Facebook Journalism Project.
11.11.2019 at University of Amsterdam
Jakub presented our work behind to the student of media faculty at University of Amsterdam.
Outriders at the Engagement Explained Live in Budapest
Outriders took part in the Engagement Explained Live: Building Resilience organised by the European Journalism Center in Budapest, Hungary. The event focused on organisational capacity building needed to keep up engagement strategies in one’s newsroom. We were proud to be the only Polish organisation present.
New interactive: Vaccination and fake news
Even though it is a vaccine-preventable disease, measles kills over 100,000 people every year. Worldwide cases tripled in the first three months of 2019. Ten states accounted for approximately three-quarters of the total increase of measles in 2018: Ukraine, Philippines, Brazil, Yemen, Venezuela, Serbia, Madagascar, Sudan, Thailand and France.
New interactive: Suicide belts in paradise
May 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka between the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the government. Not all wounds are closed.
Launch of #RojavaDiary from Northern Syria
Together with local reporter Massoud Hamid we begin to release regular updates from Northern Syria as a podcast and video series. All material are sent to us through WhatsApp.
08.10.2019 at Media Forum in Moldova
We had a chance to give a long presentation explaining in details how our publication works.
Launch of #LoveSpeech campaign
Love Speech is a ground breaking campaign utilising custom made GIFs and encouraging people on Instagram Stories and other social media platform to debate and discuss in more respectful and inclusive manner.
Outriders Brief nominated to MediaTory award
Our magazine received a nomination to Mediatory award in the “Initiator” category for “For creating unique and high quality newsletter which every week gives its readers information from all around the world. For making it a magazine which connects aesthetics, selective information and technology of delivery”
The work begins on new event
We don’t know where it will take us – but a new event – with new format, place and idea starts to be created. And we begin to have initial meetings in a totally new place…
New interactive: The Crimean Bridge
Crimean Bridge is a Russian project on the verge of implementation. It is a bridge that connected Crimea (annexed in 2014) with Russia. Ukraine and western countries do not recognise it. This bridge not only connects but also divides.
Startups gathering in Kathmandu
We presented our work at to over 60 journalism startups from all around the world and took part in a 4 day long workshop.
Telegram from Ukraine launched
Our reporter Piotr Andrusieczko, who received the tile of Journalist of the Year for 2014 in Poland, launched a daily updated… Facebook Group from Ukraine. We experiment with this way of delivering information to group of people who wanted to be updated and converse about Ukraine.
Second session of Garage in Warsaw
During second session we were joined by Tomasz Sulewski, Tomas Bella and Cristian Lupsa who as mentors helped our participants in their projects developed during
#BehindTheFires – mini crowdfunding campaign
We decided to cover what is happening in Amazonas through a cross border project. For that we experimented with Facebook donations and collected remaining 1200 EUR needed to make the story happen.
Outriders Brief team joins workshop in Cape Town
Anna Górnicka and Grzegorz Kurek travelled to South Africa to learn from Daily Maverick’s experience in running newsletters and membership.
Emma Lacey-Bordeaux officially introduced as the Outriders Advisory Board Member
Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, a writer and journalist working for CNN, a friend and our community member is one of the great minds behind our Outriders Advisory Board. We haven’t shared it officially yet but Emma has been advising us for a while. We are very grateful for her ongoing support and guidance!
Taking part in Sound Reporting Co-Lan
Together with participants from Riffreporter (Germany), (Poland), The Washington Post/World Post (United States), Thomson Reuters Foundation (United Kingdom), Czech Radio (Czech Republic) and de Volkskrant, a Dutch daily newspaper we joined an audio workshop in The Białowieża Forest.
02.07.2019 joins Membership Puzzle Project
Membership Puzzle Project is a research initiative based at New York University. We are joining an amazing group of media organisations from all around the world to develop our email magazine and membership model.
“Zones of fear” project in Belgium
Is Molenbeek a breeding ground for terrorists? As part of the “Zones of Fear” project, we are working on another text about so-called no-go zones and areas of sharia. This time we check the information about Molenbeek district in Brussels.
Wachlarz travel podcast launches
The first season of the Wachlarz podcast – “The sounds” – consists of conversations with six guests, one in each episode, who were asked to come to the recording studio with chosen sounds. Sounds are the beginning of the journey in each episode, and they lead us through each story. There is no intro, and […]
Festival Wachlarz gather over 500 people
Wachlarz is a festival gathering reporters and travellers who meet to talk about the world. This year the theme of the event was “Freedom”. We featured 16 speakers who shared their experience of discovering and exploring various countries.
Outriders at the GEN Summit 2019
Alicja Peszkowska, Outriders Network Director, spoke at the GEN Summit 2019 in Athens. She presented Outriders’ story – “The Luggage” by Rafał Hetman and spoke about the importance of reinventing the language of visual reporting. The session was organised by the Solutions Journalism Network. Other panelists included Kyser Lough, a researcher working on the topic […]
The third stop in the Zones of Fear project
In Marseilles, we collect materials for the third part of the reportage about so-called areas of sharia and no-go zones in European cities. We talk with inhabitants, activists and local activists about how does the life in Marseille look like.
07.06.2019 at Mezhyhirya Fest
Piotr Andrusieczko explained work and values behind our work at plus presented some of our interactive projects.
London – the next step in Zones of Fear project
London is the second city that we visit as part of our “Zones of Fear” project. According to some media and politics, in the capital of Great Britain, there are so-called no-go zones and areas of sharia in which radical Muslims want to implement Sharia law.
Tapes – new interactive story
Our first member meeting
We invited members of community to take part in our kick off meeting of “łączymy” platform. We met in Bar Studio in Warsaw to present our initial ideas and gather feedback from people. After three hours we left really pumped with energy.
New Caledonia – new interactive story
“(In)dependence” is an interactive story about New Caledonia, its inhabitants and their pursuit for independence, about their life and customs.
Outriders sessions at International Journalism Festival
We went to the XIV International Journalism Festival in Perugia where we spoke about Solutions & Engagement Journalism, mediascape in Ukraine, journalistic innovations in the CEE and media start-ups struggle all over the world.
#Łączymy (connecting) campaign begins
#Łączymy means #Connecting. For us it means two things – set of “listening activities” which we introduce for our community (and not only) which will help us better understand society’s issues, problems and fears. As well as it’s the name of campaign which promotes it all and begins roll out.
Looking for reporters to join #ZonesOfFear project
After producing first part of the project we now go into its cross-border part. We are looking for reporters based in Germany, France, London and Belgium.
Zones of Fear project begins in Malmö
Zones of Fear is a reporting project about life of Muslims in Europe. It will combine cross-border collaboration of reporters as well as interactive way of telling the story. The first part happened in Sweden and Rafał Hetman together with Marcin Suder were lead reporters.
Freedom – announcing the theme of Festival Wachlarz in 2019
Our annual festival will happen on June 15th in Wrocław, Poland. As every year we select a theme and for 2019 it will be “Freedom”. In 2018 it was “Essence”. We are very eager to see how will our speakers tackle this topic and talk about world exploration, storytelling, being journalists, citizens and many others […]
08.02.2019 Brief launches as podcast with Audioteka
Audioteka is leading European audiobook platform who now enters new markets with original audio stories and podcasts. We were happy to be approached by them to produce together audio version of our weekly magazine – Brief. So now our listeners can enjoy specially made edition each Friday at 8AM and listen through Lecton app. First […]
Work begins on new Wachlarz podcast
Wachlarz begins a change into becoming a complete platform for explorers and travellers. First we introduce a podcast done in a very experimental way both in format and form. First season will feature (only) 6 episodes but all are produced at once with 6 great guests. The theme will be centred around… sounds.
Dziewczynka… – our third story in Multimedia Kalisz project
An interactive story about the past of Kalisz and the Babinka channel. This is also story about Jewish heritage of the city.
Rzemieślnik… – our second story in Multimedia Kalisz project
Multimedia reportage about a craftsman who spent all his life building and tuning pianos.
Two stories shortlisted for “What’s New in Publishing Journalism Award”
Gorani and Deep Breath are among four shortlisted projects for New Media Writing Prize in category “What’s New in Publishing”
Kamienice – our first story in Multimedia Kalisz project
An interactive story about historic tenenment buildings in Kalisz and important figures related to the city.
World 2018
We begin 2019 by publishing interactive list of most important events from 2018.
Our ride in 2018
Jakub Górnici summarised everything what Outriders achieved in 2018, and what it means for such a young organization.
New website goes into beta
Our designer Arkadiusz Sołdon and coder Piotr Kliks created a new design of to make it look like a magazine.
The Line – new interactive story about Ukraine-Russia war
We published the new interactive reportage “The Line” about the war between Russia and Ukraine in the Eastern Ukraine by Piotr Andrusieczko and Marcin Suder.
Rafał Hetman nominated to Mediatory
He was nominated for two interactives: Clear Water and The Luggage, and for transforming them into Instastories.
Three interactive stories developed in Multimedia Kalisz project
We run workshops on interactive reportage and created three interactive stories based on true events from the history of Kalisz. For four months Rafał Hetman, Jakub Górnicki and Arkadiusz Sołdon have been working on those with 20 students, young journalists, teachers, and activists from Kalisz.
The Luggage – our first interactive solutions journalism story
The Luggage is a feature telling about cities and countries, which facing huge tourist traffic, have decided to take steps to limit and regulate the inflow of visitors. Rafał Hetman creates this story on the principles of solutions journalism.
Outriders celebrates 1 year anniversary
Proudly we got to this point and after hard work on Outriders Summit, we finally had a moment to celebrate Outriders first anniversary.
15.09.2018 begins publishing regular articles from China
Lola García-Ajofrín, a Spanish reporter living in Shanghai started writing regular articles about living in China.
Gorani is also our first story released in “stories” format on Instagram, Facebook and Google AMP
New multimedia story – Gorani
Clean water – environmental interactive story
Work begins on new website
After long process of defining mission, vision, goals and editorial process we started a process of designing the new website which will embody what we want to accomplish with our platform.
Advisory Board of Outriders announced
“Wachlarz” – Travelers’ Festival gathers over 500 people
Fifth edition of Wachlarz festival was organised under theme “Essence”. We wanted to go back to roots of exploration and travelling. Think what are the reasons for it in current world where everything seems to be found and understood yet more and more people travels and migrates. We asked 16 speakers to tackle this topic […]
Publishing Deep Breath, an interactive story about air pollution
#OutridersBrief Now with Dedicated, Illustrated Covers
Introducing Dispatches from Turkey
Wachlarz Community meetup with Mateusz Waligóra
The launch of the English version of Mogadishu, our interactive story about Somalia
Outriders at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia
17.03.2018 at the Editor’s Lab in Bucharest
This time we worked on community engagement enhancements for our Outriders Brief newsletter.
The Official Launch of the #OutridersBrief newsletter
Wachlarz Community Meetup with Andrzej Budnik (Los Wiaheros)
Wachlarz Community Meetup with Maria Hawranek and Szymon Opryszek
Wachlarz Community Meetup with Bartek Sabela
World 2017 – our interactive summary of 2017
We begin every year of by publishing a list of events which shaped the previous year. We do this in interactive form allowing readers to browse through and discover by themselves political and society events, what changed in science, sports all around the world.
New design of Dispatches
Main goal of Dispatches is to provide regular updates from selected regions and countries worldwide. At the same time give also extra context to allow readers to fully understand information we share. New design allows better access to contextual notes which are key component of dispatches.
Local Community Meetups Wachlarz are back!
Grand Press Digital 2017 for!
08.12.2017 at the Digital Stories Lab
During the first edition of Digital Stories Lab organised by Total Immersion foundation we had a pleasure background information about how we work on various interactive stories of ours to an international group of participants.
Our “Migration” Exhibition at TEDxPoznań
Wrażliwy (“Sensitive”) Festival
Introducing Dispatches from the Middle East
HumanDOC Meetup: “The Modern Image of Reality”
Workshop for the School of Digital Leaders “Re:media”
Data vs. the truth at the DataFest in Georgia
We made it! 105% of Our Crowdfunding Goals Achieved
Mogadishu – interactive story from Somalia
29.10.2017 nominated to the Mediatory Award!
Mosul Exhibition at the Szwalnia Theatre in Łódź
Lunik IX at the “Kontynenty” meeting in Lublin
Marcin Suder and Jakub Górnicki at the Blog Forum in Gdańsk
Talking about at the Film Spring Open
TransUkraine – an interactive story about traveling through Ukraine
Outriders Nonprofit Organisation Officially Registered
Official Launch of the and the kick off of the Crowdfunding Campaign
Multimedia Story at the Digital Cultures Festival in Poland
Introducing Dispatches from Latin America
Deep Breath wins the hostwriter Pitch Prize!
Outriders in Belgrade at the Business and Trust Forum
NewsSummit in Budapest
Training Young Journalists in Potsdam
Mosul at the Non Fiction Festival in Cracow
Two Multimedia Exhibitions at MiedziankaFest
Mosul – photostory about the Battle of Mosul
Jekaterina Pavlova starts the DCN Fellowship at
Suspended – an Interactive Story
Journalism and monetisation – a hackathon in Moldova
Difficult topics – StoryCode Warsaw
22.06.2017 in the finals of the Global Editor’s Lab in Vienna
How to make journalists projects? PressClub in Minsk
Journalism Funders Forum in Hamburg
How to combine journalist values with technology? Lviv Media Forum 2017
Deep Breath – our interactive project happening now on 4 continents
Lunik IX – multimedia story from a Roma neighbourhood
Introducing Dispatches from Ukraine
Civic Technology and Media – Personal Democracy Forum 2017
Digital Disruption Forum in Kiev
Outriders wins the Editor’s Lab in Warsaw
Our Partnership with the NiemanLab
Many tools. One Story. RockIt 2017
Aula Polska and the role of the foreign correspondends
World 2016
Starting Outriders!
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