NIEMAN LAB: With a big Amazon streaming deal, Berkeley’s journalism program is building a new revenue stream by IRP INC

BY RICARDO BILTON, NIEMANLAB

Streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are desperate for more content and are willing to pay for it. A new offshoot of Berkeley’s investigative journalism program is trying to take advantage of that.

Read the full article here: http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/05/with-a-big-amazon-streaming-deal-berkeleys-journalism-program-is-building-a-new-revenue-stream

POYNTER: A new model for investigative journalism? An offshoot of Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program strikes a deal with Amazon to produce over-the-top video by IRP INC

BY BENJAMIN MULLIN, POYNTER

"This weekend, Lowell Bergman and John Temple, the managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley, announced a bargain with university to formally recognize a nonprofit company called Investigative Reporting Productions, Inc. The company, which was technically incorporated about two years ago, has not until recently had the permission of U.C. Berkeley to license its work under the university's imprimatur."

Read the full article here: http://www.poynter.org/2017/a-new-model-for-investigative-journalism-an-offshoot-of-berkeleys-investigative-reporting-program-strikes-a-deal-with-amazon-for-over-the-top-video/458240/