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Free web hosting service aims to protect journalists from cyberattacks

Tech organization eQualit.ie offers a range of services (including free web hosting) to protect media organizations, advocacy groups, and others who aren't equipped to protect themselves from cyberattacks. 

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 23, 2017

Project Shield offers free protection for independent news sites

If you're a small, independent news publisher, you don't have to spend a fortune protecting your website from cyberattacks: apply at Project Shield and you may qualify for free online protection.

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 22, 2017

Cyberattacks are getting worse – are you protected?

Cyberattacks can do more than take down your website for a few hours (or days) — they could also end up costing you a fortune. More than ever, journalists need to know how to protect themselves. 

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 21, 2017

The vocabulary every journalist should know for cyberattacks

Whether you’re a journalist, activist, or entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ll face a cyberattack at least once in your career. Here's the key vocabulary you'll need to know when dealing with these attacks.

Dave LaFontaine | August 21, 2017

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

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