Lean Journalism Canvas's Creator
Damien van Achter
The Lean Journalism Canvas was created by Damien van Achter, journalism professor.
Description of the Lean Journalism Canvas
The Lean Journalism Canvas has been imaginated by Damien van Achter, journalism teacher in Belgium. He considered the necessity for journalists
(and students in journalism) to raise funds for their projects, in particular using crowdfunding.
The Lean Journalism Canvas takes its inspiration from Business Model Canvas,
Lean Canvas and from « New News Process ».
Which facts ? Which figures ?
What are the direct sources?
What are the hypotheses ?
What's the social impact ?
What is the traffic ?
Which engagement ?
What's the Revenue on Investment ?
Why now ?
Which specific insight/angle do you choose ?
Which legitimacy has the team to deal with this issue ?
What's the added value of this project ?
What's the conversation strategy ?
What's the lifecycle of the project ?
What's your unfair advantage ?
Who are the influencers ?
Who are the lobbies ?
And from on a political point of view ?
What are the users experiences ?
Which plateforms, which devices ?
Do you choose standalone solutions (selfpublishing) ?
Do you choose turnkey solutions (hosted) ?
What are their ages ?
Which languages do they speak ?
What are their timezone ?
What's the core target ?
How much does the content cost ?
How much do equipment and transport cost ?
How much do developpment and design cost ?
Do you get a B to B revenue ?
Do you get a B to C revenue ?
Which funds ? Do you use ?
Do you seek public aids ?
Do you have sponsors ?