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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

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

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

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