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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

12 ways digital news organizations can generate revenue

How can today's digital media outlets find sustainable sources of revenue? Here are 12 potential revenue sources.

James Breiner | November 18, 2016

How to choose the right 'cash cow' publications as a freelancer

When it comes to freelancing, it's often smartest to work for a few "cash cow" publications that can provide regular work and income. Here are some tips for choosing the ideal cash cow publications.

Mandla Chinula | September 06, 2016

Distributed content poses new challenges for publishers

As more publishers choose to distribute their content on platforms like Facebook and Google, they enter into a complex bargain that poses unique challenges to the future of media.

James Breiner | August 17, 2016

How blockchain technology can boost freedom of the press

Blockchain’s role in journalism, the future of digital media and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | August 05, 2016

Reuters Institute finds the media is more excited about online news video than their audience

A recent survey found that despite heavy investment in online news video, viewers aren't that interested. Nor is video likely to replace text anytime soon or become a major source of cash for newsrooms. 

Elyssa Pachico | July 14, 2016

Distributed content, ad blocking, audience revenue stand out in WAN-IFRA report

WAN-IFRA's annual World Press Trends report examines the complex, interwoven landscape of today's news industry, offering guidance for news outlets looking for a more effective revenue model.

Dena Levitz | July 11, 2016

Inside Univision’s plan to reach 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide

Univision's Borja Echevarria discusses Univision's strategy for building a successful business model — both in the U.S. and in Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

James Breiner | June 07, 2016

Investigative news sites redefine the journalistic business model

Increasingly, "watchdog" investigative news sites are defying conventions of the journalistic business model by building strong, loyal reader bases willing to pay for their news.

James Breiner | May 02, 2016

PayDesk platform ‘streamlines’ connectivity between freelancers and news outlets

In today's global news landscape, finding a freelancer on the ground to cover breaking events abroad can be challenging. Enter PayDesk, a platform that links freelancers with the news outlets that need them.

Les Neuhaus | April 22, 2016

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