Project Oasis is a research study into the sustainability of digital native media organizations in more than 40 countries across Europe. To carry out the project, 34 researchers mapped and studied over 500 media outlets and produced an interactive directory.
With the support of our partners: European Journalism Centre (EJC), Google News Initiative (GNI), International Media Support (IMS), Media and Journalism Research Center (MJRC) and Global Forum for Media Development, in addition to the directory, the team produced a report featuring trends and insights into the sustainability, types of coverage, team formation, innovation, and press freedom across Europe. The executive summary of this report, as well as the country summaries, are available in over 30 languages.
The organisations in this study range in size, from small initiatives with volunteer-led teams, to large, multi-platform new ventures with more than €10 million in annual revenue. The goals of this project were to uncover new insights and trends in the independent digital media ecosystem and enhance the visibility of this growing market sector.