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“The Collaboration of the Week” is a special series of feature stories and podcast segments at MediaShift highlighting one important media collaboration and explaining how they did it. The series is sponsored by Airtable, the all-in-one collaboration platform for creative teams. Receive $50 in credit by visiting airtable.com/mediashift. Reporting on political polarization around the globe is a challenge for any journalist: by definition, these trends cross borders and encompass more than any one nation’s politics. But a recent experiment in journalistic collaboration connected freelance reporters across Europe to take on that challenge together. Launched in March of last year, the Agora Project created a temporary digital newsroom comprised of 10 freelance journalists from Portugal to Greece tasked with covering political polarization across Europe. The goal, members said, was cross-border collaboration and leveraging local insights and expertise to craft stories of international significance. The project was created on and hosted