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Discourse Media believes the news industry can do a better job of serving our audiences if media work together rather than competing for the same breaking news. That’s why we collaborate with our colleagues to pool resources, build capacity and maximize our collective impact.

Discourse has worked with a diverse range of media outlets including The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, CTV, Postmedia, Inter Press Service, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Buzzfeed, The Zimbabwean, The Independent (Bangladesh) and student newspapers. We also work with independent journalists. Here’s how.

For journalists

Use our tools

Discourse takes an open access approach, making tools we develop through our projects available for other journalists to use in their own reporting. These range from datasets and news apps to landscape or situational analyses, all designed to help you deepen your reporting on the issues we focus on. Visit Tools to explore available resources.

Pitch a project

We’re always looking for like-minded reporters to work with. Do you have an idea for a project that would suit us? Read our pitching guide and send a proposal to

Current fellowship and workshop opportunities

In 2017 Discourse will offer capacity-building workshops and fellowships to people from rural B.C. who are interested in learning journalism skills to serve their communities. Journalism training or experience is not required to participate. Details will be announced soon.

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For media outlets

Syndicate or commission content

We broaden our reach through media partnerships. Much of our work is available to republish and we produce versions of our investigations tailored for our media partners.

Discourse takes an open access approach by making many of our data journalism products and news apps available to the news industry to use in their own reporting. Visit Tools to explore available products.

Discourse also produces reporting, multimedia and data journalism for media outlets. We act as a one-stop freelance shop from which editors can commission high-quality editorial packages from an award-winning team.

Collaborate with us

Discourse collaborates with media outlets through multi-newsroom projects. We are always exploring ways we can achieve a larger impact by leveraging the strengths of various media partners to pool resources such as platform, expertise, funding, access and more.

Current opportunities include:

  1. Toward Reconciliation: sustained reporting about how Canada is responding to the challenges of reconciliation.
  2. Power Struggle: a global look at the systemic issues surrounding access to energy and energy poverty.

Projects currently in development include:

  1. Sexualized violence against women
  2. The future of education
  3. Food security

Are you an editor interested in exploring possibilities? Get in touch with editor-in-chief and CEO Erin Millar at