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Women take the lead in Latin America's digital media startup landscape

SembraMedia's latest study shows how women are taking a leadership role in the development of digital journalism in Latin America.

James Breiner | August 16, 2017

Study offers tips on how to make independent news sites profitable

A new study reveals how online news sites are sustaining themselves financially in Latin America, findings that could help other digital news outlets around the world refine their business models.

Elyssa Pachico | July 20, 2017

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

'Rebel Alliance' a new business model for Venezuelan independent news sites

How three independent news sites in Venezuela are partnering to navigate their country's tough economic climate.

Nilsa Varela, SembraMedia | March 28, 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

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 Latin America's digital journalists are overtaking traditional media

The recepients of this year's "Gabo" journalism awards show how digital journalists are competing with traditional media in Latin America.

Elyssa Pachico | October 19, 2016

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