Lean Journalism Canvas (English version)

Lean Journalism Canvas (English version)

This canvas, inspired by "Lean Startup" and "Business Model Canvas", is a tool that allows for rapid prototyping of projects with large media/journalistic components.

I use it for my own projects, and I also use it to help my clients and partners. I've even used it with 1000+ students and journalists during my master classes for seven years! (concept: https//da.van.ac)

This template contains six organizational pages that are 100% adaptable to your own projects!

To use this template in your Notion Workspace, click on "Duplicate" at the top-right.

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(translation by Conner Drake)

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Research

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Tools:

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Sources & Interviews
Hypothesis

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Problem/Phenomenon - What tamper-proof observations prove the existence of this phenomenon/problem (e.g. facts, figures, interview/people, documents, etc.)? - Where does this phenomenon take place? Does it happen in real life and/or online? How significant is its impact? How often does it occur? - What has already been said, written, or done about this phenomenon? - How does this phenomenon emotionally impact society, and with what intensity? - What are the hypotheses which remain to be validated or invalidated to explain the "Why" behind these questions?

Description:

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Editorial Strategy

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Angle

- Why am I interested in this phenomenon? - What about this phenomenon affects me and why? - Where will I start when telling the story and the "why" behind this phenomenon? - What additional value will I add compared to what has already been said, written, and done about this phenomenon?

Description of your Editorial Strategy
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Target Audiences - What are the characteristics and habits of the audiences directly impacted by this phenomenon? - What are the characteristics and habits of audiences that are not directly impacted but are likely interested in the "Why" of this phenomenon?

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Tools:

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Persona
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Formats and Agenda - What content will be produced, and which audience(s) will it reach? - Which media platforms will be used? - When will I publish this content? - What tone, grammar, and narrative technique(s) will I use?

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Tools:

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Calendar

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Impact

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Performance Indicators - What impact do I want my work to have on the problem/phenomenon? - What criteria will I take into account to measure the success of my strategy? - What are the personal and/or professional objectives I would like to achieve through this project?

Description:
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Revenue - Based on my target audience(s), which media organizations/ customers are likely to buy my content? - In my target audiences, which one is likely to buy my content directly or pay in subscriptions/tips? - What other source of income would be likely to finance the production of my content (subsidies, crowdfunding, sponsorship, etc.)?

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Tools:

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Customers
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Costs - What expenses are involved (e.g. equipment, software, transport of workers, compensation, etc.)?

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Costs