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When crowdfunding journalism falls short, figure out why: lessons from Venezuela

Not every crowdfunding effort is going to meet its goals. That's why it's key for media entrepreneurs to be able to reflect on what could've been done differently, as did Venezuelan news site Efecto Cocuyo.

Jordy Meléndez | July 19, 2017

How a Colombian political news site learned to avoid common crowdfunding mistakes

La Silla Vacia was one of the pioneers of crowdfunding journalism in Latin America. Over multiple campaigns, they've learned what works best (and what doesn't) when asking an online audience to fund journalism.

Jordy Meléndez | July 18, 2017

What four news sites learned from running crowdfunding campaigns

A series of case studies by SembraMedia looks at what worked — and what didn't — when four independent news sites decided to launch online crowdfunding campaigns. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

Local news sites can find crowdfunding success: a lesson from Mexico

Journalists who run independent news sites may be wary of launching their first-ever crowdfunding campaign. As Mexico's Lado B learned, there's much that can be done to ensure a campaign's success. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

Exploring the intersections of journalism and technology

At the 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo, media professionals from Blendle, Vox.com and more discussed how new technologies inform their work in journalism.

Jéssica Cruz | July 12, 2017

How one freelancer is making the jump to media entrepreneurship

Beenish Ahmed has made a name for herself as an international freelancer. Now, she's venturing into the world of media entrepreneurship. Here's how she's doing it.

Clothilde Goujard | July 10, 2017

How building trust in the media can get people to pay for their news

A representative sample of 2,100 Spanish adults was examined, and researchers found that people who do not trust "the media" are more likely to pay for digital news. 

James Breiner | July 04, 2017

Study seeks 1,300 journalists' opinions on improving coverage of mass shootings

Researchers found journalists favor reporting on survivors of mass shootings and long-term solutions to mass shootings along with short-term event coverage. 

Nicole Smith Dahmen | July 03, 2017

7 business models that could save the future of journalism

While the digital age has disrupted the ways in which news organizations earn money, there are a number of innovative new models that can help quality journalism survive.

Mandla Chinula | June 19, 2017

Journalist of the month: Edgard Matsuki

Brazilian journalist Edgard Matsuki is a pioneer in combating misinformation in his country. In 2013, he created Boatos.org after noticing the growing trend of false information on the internet.

Renata Johnson | June 14, 2017

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