Roman Badanin, the former chief editor of the independent television station Dozhd, is launching his own media outlet, and calling it Proekt (“Project”). The new outlet will have its own website, release podcasts, and publish content on YouTube.
Badanin told the newspaper Vedomosti that the newsroom will comprise a staff of 10 people, starting with a budget of $500,000. “I’ve got one goal, simple and clear: to become the main investigative media [outlet] in Russia,” he explained.
Roman Badanin served as the chief editor of Dozhd from 2016 to 2017. Before that, he was the online chief editor of the magazine RBC.