There are various reasons why journalists should collaborate with other reporters and organisations, and there are also different models of partnerships that can be pursued – some long term, others on a project-by-project basis. So how can we make the most of these collaborations and make sure they bring up value for all the participants?
Guilherme Amado, Xin Feng, Titus Plattner and Mago Torres, John S. Knight Journalism Fellows at Stanford University, have published a Medium post outlining 10 tips for successful collaboration among journalists.
They advise that you identify a 'best partner' who has a skillset that is complementary not identical to yours, and point out that person doesn't always have to be a "kick-ass journalist from a top-notch media outlet" – it can also be someone younger or a freelancer.
The journalists also recommend getting used to the idea of "radical sharing", which means keeping no secrets and information from your collaborators.