Acuerdo is a tablet-first publication that offers quality journalism with XXI century narratives. Get Joe Sacco's first web comic here! Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 4, 2013.
About this project
WHAT'S ACUERDO ABOUT?
Acuerdo is a new concept of journalism: a new generation media based in London and Madrid. Great stories that take advantage of what being digital really means. Every 15 days we will publish a single content we found exciting and relevant. Just one in-depth pearl you need to have.
[ESP] ¿QUÉ ES ACUERDO? Acuerdo es un nuevo concepto de periodismo. Una revista quincenal para tabletas y ordenadores con grandes historias de investigación que aprovechan las últimas tendencias digitales para hacer la información más accesible: infografías animadas, bases de datos, videojuegos periodísticos, cómics animados, documentales interactivos... Y firmas contrastadas: colaboradores de primer nivel distribuidos por los cinco continentes y un equipo de periodistas, diseñadores y programadores independientes comprometidos con la información de calidad.
[POR] O QUE É ACUERDO? Acuerdo é um novo conceito de jornalismo. Grandes histórias de investigação contrastadas e que aproveitam as ultimas tendências digitais com o objetivo de tornar a informação mais acessível.
We are a young team of experienced journalists who work for leading newspapers and magazines around the world. Among us are great designers, developers, artists and film-makers. But our best assets are our contributors, carefully selected along with our stories.
Srebrenica, Joe Sacco's first digital comic
* Renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco comes back to Bosnia with Srebrenica, his first web comic. It is not an addaptation, it's an exclusive story. Do you think Bosnians forgot about their war? They are still trying to collect the bodies of the victims to bury them.
[POR] Joe Sacco publica conosco seu primeiro quadrinho digital: 'Srebrenica'. É preciso situar o seu trabalho no coração da antiga Jugoslávia, este Verão, em Bósnia, um dos enclaves mais castigados pela Guerra dos Balcãs.
Follow the money of the sea piracy
* Did you know that the hijacking of ships is a global business in which pirates benefit the least? Daniel Campos has been investigating it for months and Rafa Höhr, former director of Graphics at The Sunday Times, explains it with a serie of amazing scroll infographics.
[ESP] Daniel Campos investiga el negocio global de la piratería en el Índico y el Atlántico y Rafa Höhr, ex director de infografía de The Sunday Times, lo ilustra con sus brillantes infografías.
[POR] Daniel Campos investiga o negócio global da pirataria na Somália e Rafa Höhr, ex-diretor de Infografia do jornal britânico The Sunday Times, contribui com seus incríveis infográficos.
Deep Web: the newsgame
* Journalist Toni Díaz and animator Pablo Salvador delve into the depths of the Internet with a newsgame on Deep Web, the final digital frontier. A year of research, interviews with lawyers, hackers, police officers and users has evolved into a 100×100 graphic adventure.Here we divulge the main elements of our newsgame:
Deep Web TV. A lawyer, a policeman, and an advanced computer expert and former hacker offer their views of this underworld, which the reader can verify, among other things, the appearance of the Deep Web and the design of some of its pages and services.
Fish. This is the Deep Web: you cannot trust anything. As an image, the fish paedophile is, of course, not what it seems: innocent on the outside, revolting on the inside. In this adventure the blowfish accompanies the police fish, the money fish and the hacktivist fish. The challenge of the reader: extract as much information as possible.
[ESP] ¿Queréis bucear por las profundidades digitales sumergidos en nuestro ascensor? ¿Interaccionar con los peces gordos y sacarles información? ¿Intercambiar mails con el fundador de Tor, el navegador que te permite moverte por la Deep Web de manera anónima? El periodista Toni Díaz y el animador Pablo Salvador descienden a las profundidades de Internet con un videojuego sobre la Web Profunda, la última frontera digital. Un año de investigaciones, entrevistas con abogados, hackers, policías y usuarios transformado en una aventura gráfica cien por cien periodística. Arriba os mostramos algunos de sus elementos: la Deep Web TV, en la que podréis ver entrevistas y webs de lo más peculiar, uno de los peces que merodean por las llanuras abisales de la Red, el pez pedófilo -que no es lo que parece- y una muestra del material recopilado a lo largo de la investigación. Para saber más podéis visitar nuestro blog.
[POR] O jornalista Toni Díaz e o animador 3D Pablo Salvador descem às profundezas de Internet com um videojogo jornalístico sobre a Web Profunda, a última fronteira digital. Um ano de investigações, entrevistas com advogados, hackers, polícias e usuários transformado em aventura gráfica 100% jornalística. De seguida lhes mostramos os elementos: uma tela (Deep Web TV)na qual poderão ver entrevistas e webs muito peculiares, um dos peixes que se passeiam pelas planícies abissais da Rede e uma amostra do material que Toni Díaz foi compilando ao longo da sua investigação.
WHY WE NEED YOU?
We are building Acuerdo for you and that's why we've shared this project on Kickstarter. We've already put everything we have: a whole year of hard work, all our money and many great ideas. Because this is a unique and great project with much future. But it doesn't make any sense without you.
We have many deadlines before our launching in November. The last one —the final production of our first three stories— depends on this crowdfunding campaign.
- £ 45,000: We can launch Acuerdo on the due date and our first three stories will be finished.
- £ 65,000: Social media integrated in our website. Readers will be able to lend, give away and sell our contents. And much more!
- £ 45,000: terminaremos nuestros tres primeros reportajes y podremos lanzar Acuerdo en la fecha prevista.
- £ 65,000: integraremos una red social en nuestra web. Los lectores podrán prestar, regalar o vender nuestros contenidos y ¡mucho más!
[POR] POR QUE PRECISAMOS DE VOCÊ? Acuerdo é para você. Com seu apoio poderemos construir uma rede colaborativa onde você também será parte de nossas reportagens. Atingimos muitas metas em um ano. Agora falta o mais importante: terminar o trabalho que começamos e lançar, definitivamente, Acuerdo. E isto depende em grande parte do sucesso de nossa campanha de crowdfunding.
- £ 45,000: finalizaremos nossas três primeiras reportagens e lançaremos Acuerdo na data prevista.
- £ 65,000: integraremos uma rede social em nosso conteúdo digital. Os leitores poderão emprestar, dar ou vender nossos conteúdos, além de muitas outras interações!
Risks and challenges
We know how to write a compelling story and how to investigate in-depth, we've been doing it for years. However blending that with the latest in digital technology is something pretty new for us all. We are aware of that challenge and want to embrace it.
Coordinating big teams of professionals —we are working with at least five different people for each story— and building a solid final piece in a competitive amount of time is also a big challenge. We are learning a lot from this process.
A good management of economic resources when doing independent journalism, so that they are invested in doing an increasingly better publication is definitely the most difficult part of this process. For that we need to create a community of 'sponsors' involved with our philosophy. From starting here.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Acuerdo is developed for any device. In a first stage, our stories will be available on computers and tablets; on a next phase, we'll launch our app for smartphones. With your tablet, you'll have to ways to read Acuerdo: through our URL on your browser or downloading our app on the App-Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
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You can choose between one of our three first stories: Joe Sacco's first digital comic on Srebrenica, the investigation on the business around maritime piracy or our newsgame through which you'll discover the Deep Web. Plus, your name on our website. [3.19 US$, currency exchange dated 16th october].Estimated delivery:
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Our first three stories, including Joe Sacco's first digital comic, an investigation on the money given as ransom to Somali pirates, and a newsgame on the deep web, the hidden side of the Internet. Plus, your name on our website. [8.04 US$, currency exchange dated 8th october].Estimated delivery:
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Wow, that's a big one. And it deserves a big reward. Three years subscription, which means free access to every bit of content we produce for the next three years. Plus, 8 six-months subscriptions to give away to friends. You'll also get our exclusive newsroom card, with your own Acuerdo's avatar, that gives you access to our newsrooms in Madrid and London. You'll have the chance to chat with us on the issues you really care about. [321.68 US$, currency exchange dated 8th october].Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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[CORPORATE LEVEL] Aimed at companies who want to reach a global community of savvy and intelligent readers. You'll sponsor for one month our website and app with the latest in design, technology, and interactivity in contents. Not a company but still interested? Okay, let's talk, it can work! [2,412.62 US$, currency exchange dated 8th october].Estimated delivery:
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[CORPORATE LEVEL] Aimed at innovative companies who want to lead the data journalism movement and reach active early-adopters worldwide. One month sponsorship of our unique and ground-breaking section in media –Visual Freaks– with data sets and visualizations. [4,021.03 US$, currency exchange dated 8th october].Estimated delivery:
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[CORPORATE LEVEL] Be the only sponsor of an in depth investigation on the money given as a ransom to Somali pirates. A worldwide follow the money with scroll-infographics by the best in the business. You will also sponsor our web and app. [5,628.62 US$, currency exchange dated 8th october].Estimated delivery:
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[CORPORATE LEVEL] You'll be the only sponsor of an original newsgame that will pull readers to the depths of the deep web, the unknown part of the Internet. Animators, illustrators, developers, journalists, hackers and lawyers are participating in its development. You will also sponsor our web and app. [6,432.71 US$, currency exchange dated 8th october].Estimated delivery:
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[CORPORATE LEVEL] Be the only sponsor of a unique story. Renowned cartoonist and reporter Joe Sacco has gone back to Bosnia to draw his first digital comic ever. About 90,000 people in USA and 30,000 in UK have bought his last book. That's a lot of people your brand can reach. You will also sponsor our web and app. [8,041.84 US$, currency exchange dated 8th october].Estimated delivery:
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