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Reuters Institute survey gives insight into why readers distrust the media

“Rebuilding trust will a long-term process and will require the commitment of publishers, platforms and consumers over many years.”

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | December 15, 2017

Looking beyond Facebook, BuzzFeed turns to new business models

The Facebook-Google duopoly has become an intractable problem for media companies today. BuzzFeed thinks more diversified revenue streams are a partial solution.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | December 13, 2017

How Topic.com is using visual storytelling to break out of the news cycle

First Look Media's Topic.com is a monthly publication that focuses on a different topic each issue.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | July 21, 2017

How an independent news site in El Salvador raised $27,000 in crowdfunding

El Salvador's El Faro found success with crowdfunding — making it one of the first Central American news sites to do so. Here's how digital media startups can replicate its success.

Jordy Meléndez | February 27, 2017

How digital media sites can monetize their social capital

What is social capital — and why does it matter to digital news sites looking for a successful business model? France's Mediapart and the Netherlands' De Correspondent can serve as models to follow.

James Breiner | February 16, 2017

The top 4 comebacks in journalism

As the digital news revolution progresses, a few surprising trends have come and gone. Here's a look back at some of the biggest.

Henrik Stahl | January 20, 2017

5 keys to success for entrepreneurial journalists

Media can no longer solely rely on advertising and subscription revenue to make ends meet. ICFJ Knight Fellow Janine Warner shares tips for how entrepreneurial journalists can thrive in the landscape.

Janine Warner and Mijal Iastrebner | January 12, 2017

How to create GIFs for use in journalism

A GIF, or moving image, can make any news story instantly come to life. Here's a step-by-step guide to easily creating them.

Kevin Beaty | January 09, 2017

Why reader engagement and loyalty matter more than clicks

For digital-only news media to survive, it will be increasingly necessary to cultivate relationships with readers, writes former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner.

James Breiner | December 30, 2016

Media, tech companies move to combat fake news online

Inside the fight against fake news, Twitter’s efforts to silence trolls and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | November 18, 2016

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