Partnership Agreement Or Mou

We study and encourage collaborative journalism at the Center for Cooperative Media, and recently we have received several requests for examples of partnership contracts, legal contracts or memorandums that others have used to conduct collaborative projects. And if you have a partnership contract, a contract or an agreement, you have nothing against sharing, send it to me so I can add it: At least one large organization I contacted refused to share their agreement, and a few others said they did not use written contracts. ProPublica is probably the most remarkable example because it doesn`t make any agreements, told me the director partner Rachel Glickhouse. Instead, the organization relies on direct discussions with partners to repair details in cases such as Documenting Hate. An agreement should indicate what each organization intends to bring to a partnership, a timetable for achieving the desired results, details on how each party will cooperate specifically (. For example, regular personal meetings, conference calls, written approval of all activities by both parties) and how parties will approve and pay the costs of making the desired results available. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a written agreement between two organizations that helps define the ground rules for all the partnership activities you want to explore. MOUs are like contracts that define how two organizations work together. While companies that are legally technically binding see these documents as a tool to facilitate partnership and ensure a harmonious working relationship between two organizations. However, given the legal nature of the documents, it is advisable for a legal representative to review the language contained in the agreement before signing it.

As collaborative journalism becomes a common practice across the media sector, news agencies need clear documentation to direct their projects. We collected six different examples from a large number of outlets, including radio, television and printing. You can find links to the download below: Almost all documents indicate what is important when you create this type of document for your information organization: The Center for Investigative Reporting`s MOU has other things that were important to me: Its document also includes common ethics, price submission and confidentiality.

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