The Scoop Ecosystem has grown bigger with the launch of The Dig
- a new public interest, in-depth, Engaged Journalism platform. The Dig will be 100% funded by donations to the Scoop
Foundation and profits from Scoop Publishing once it breaks even. It will remain independent, yet collaborative and
transparent and offers journalists the editorial freedom and support they need to think and write independently.
The Dig is dedicated to in-depth public interest engaged journalism on politics, social justice, the environment,
technology, culture and other issues that matter to Aotearoa New Zealand. The Dig seeks to uncover diverse perspectives
and innovative solutions that go beyond polarity and the mainstream political and media discourse to help you make sense
of the world.
What is Engaged Journalism
The Dig seeks to engage our membership community throughout the process of news creation in a transparent and
trust-based environment with experienced journalists.
This engagement could take the form of simply telling us your stories, or it could involve community or expert input on
background research, fact checking, technical matters, or suggesting new avenues of enquiry.
All Scoop Members, and ScoopPro Member Organisations will be eligible to receive updates about stories on The Dig, and
invitations to engage in the news creation process. More details and opportunities to engage will be announced to these
member groups soon.
Support The Dig
Good journalism and engagement efforts require resources, so we would love your support by making a donation to the Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism
to fund the creation of quality public interest investigation through the Dig platform.
As a member you will also be able to choose from the Scoop Citizen Newsletter services and other member benefits. We
have just under one month remaining on the PledgeMe campaign celebrating Scoop’s 20th anniversary as a news and
This will help us complete the implementation of our Scoop 3.0 plan to build on this Engaged Journalism approach to
create a more collaborative and accessible future for independent media in Aotearoa.
Professional readers of Scoop are also free to engage in The Dig journalism by joining our ScoopPro professional
subscriber service which also offers a professional use license and additional media services.
In-Depth Engaged Journalism
The Dig is a new public interest journalism platform dedicated to uncovering diverse perspectives and innovative
solutions to major issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. We do this through independent, in-depth
investigations, and analysis on politics, social justice, the environment, technology, culture, and more.
The Dig will focus on innovative ideas and solutions that go beyond polarity and the mainstream political and media
discourse to help you make sense of the world. The Dig offers journalists the editorial freedom and support they need to
be fiercely independent yet collaborative by creating a membership-based community.
The Dig engages the Scoop Foundation Member community and ScoopPro organisations throughout the process of news
creation in a collaborative and trust-based environment. This engagement could take the form of journalists seeking
community or expert input on background research, fact-checking, technical matters, suggesting new avenues of enquiry or
simply telling us your stories and perspectives.
The Dig is 100% funded by the Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism. Funds donated to the Foundation will now
support the development of further high-quality public interest journalism by The Dig. Participate in The Dig's
collaborative journalism process by becoming a Scoop Citizen Member now.