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10 new paradigms for digital journalism

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner goes over the 10 new paradigms of the digital news era at a time of decreased trust in the media.

James Breiner | June 01, 2018

Following Facebook's changes, publishers can use these strategies to overcome the loss of traffic

Facebook recently announced a shift away from promoting media, which causes a number of challenges for publishers that relied on Facebook for traffic. Here are some strategies for dealing with the change.

James Breiner | January 25, 2018

Mother Jones finds fundraising success in longform essays

While most fundraising campaigns focus on brevity, and getting readers' attention quickly, Mother Jones is using longform essays to make their appeals. 

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | December 29, 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

Why news sites should re-think the importance of clicks

Media economics expert Robert Picard recently spoke on the overstated role that website analytics play in news sites' business models — and how we can rethink this.

James Breiner | November 22, 2017

Study shows tech revolution may be leaving newsrooms behind

A new global study from the International Center for Journalists has found that while some news organizations and journalists are making strides in adopting new technologies, even more newsrooms are falling behind.

Sam Berkhead | October 10, 2017

ICFJ Knight Fellows share free digital tools that any newsroom can use

Steal our tools! Ahead of #ONA17, IJNet is launching a new toolkit with 30 tools for online journalists.

Sara Olstad | October 04, 2017

New study critiques business model of nonprofit news

New York University professor Rodney Benson explains why the reliance on foundations to support nonprofit journalism organizations could have potential drawbacks.

Laura Hazard Owen | September 07, 2017

Mobile access becomes top reason why people pay for their news globally

This year's Reuters Institute Digital News Report reveals much about how readers prefer to get their news.

James Breiner | August 01, 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

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