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The Correspondent closes office USA, is lead from Amsterdam

The English version of the journalistic website The Correspondent is not from New York, but Amsterdam is led.

Writes that co-founder Ernst-Jan Pfauth, who last year with Rob Wijnberg to the US moved and from there campaigned for The Correspondent, on Medium.

Through crowd-funding was at the end of last year, in a month, 2.5 million dollar (over 2.2 million) will be retrieved. More than 42,000 people from more than 130 countries spent the money for the English website, on september 30 launched.

“We have our campagnekantoor in New York closed and we have decided that we are not yet another office opening in the U.S.,” says Pfauth. “It is not our intention to an American news organization to be – we have members from more than 130 countries worldwide – but want to instead, about the biggest challenges of this time writing from a global perspective. Amsterdam is a fantastic place to start.”

The decision of The Correspondent to the office in New York to cloths makes for a lot of criticism from the American media. Many have the idea that a false picture is presented.

So writes The Atlantic reporter Scott Nover on Twitter that The Correspondent “a strong impression has awakened” with an American news organization to be doing. “Maybe I, and others, wrong assumptions are made, but now it seems that they do not keep their promises.”

The Correspondent note today is one of the more disingenuous memos from a news organization in a very long time, burying the news and then claiming it never really meant to be in the US. They should offer to return money that was raised under a very misleading promise in the US.

AvatarAuteurrajuMoment of plaatsen04:01 – march 27, 2019

Man, The Correspondent & it’s boosters like @jayrosen_nyu really explained this poorly. As a small publisher, I try to level with people as much as possible. They could have made this more clear from the start and provided a roadmap for funders. Bad look for @ejpfauth and team. https://t.co/ITa2EhwzIr

AvatarAuteurBuxMontNewsMoment of plaatsen18:28 – march 26, 2019

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