Media Startups

Media Startups

Cuba’s emerging media: challenges, threats and opportunities

From 2001 to 2017, fourteen media organizations were launched in Cuba that are already having impact on and off the island. They all have one thing in common: their main objective is to do journalism.

Elaine Díaz Rodríguez | January 29, 2018

Former CNN producer's digital startup covers national security outside the cable news mold

“Imagine a newsroom where half of the room is analysts and half is reporters. You combine what each of them is so good at doing and deliver that every day to the reader.”

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | September 01, 2017

'Publishing for Peanuts' report provides guide for innovating media startups worldwide

The Open Society Foundations and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs report highlights best practices for journalism startups, looking at 35 media startups around the globe.

Kristen Grennan, Columbia University, SIPA | November 25, 2015

Google puts US$170 million toward digital news innovation

How Google is investing in digital media, lessons learned from the London Hacks/Hackers event and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | October 30, 2015

J-Lab's Jan Schaffer on how newsrooms can create sustainable revenue

Schaffer lists reliable ways newsrooms can generate revenue, along with who's getting it right. 

Alex Ludka | May 21, 2015

Advice for women entrepreneurs seeking funding for their media startups

Founders of accelerators, venture capital funds and angel investing networks offered tips for early entrepreneurs at IWMF's Cracking the Code conference. 

Margaret Looney | February 06, 2015

A roundup of digital media projects innovating in Eastern Europe

As parts of Eastern Europe face civil unrest, media organizations become even more important. The Media Briefing's Krystina Shveda rounds up news outlets to watch in the region.

Krystina Shveda | February 02, 2015

Creative ideas to fund your new media project

A journalist and media entreprenuer in Egypt offers tips to other reporters in need of funding to start their own innovative initiatives.

Mostafa Fathi | December 25, 2014

Three projects that aim to reinvent the news in Latin America receive Media Factory funding

Media Factory, a startup accelerator which focuses exclusively on the business of online news and journalism, has chosen its first class of entrepreneurs.

Mariano Blejman | May 26, 2014

Anatomy of a news startup: Spain’s

Founded less than two years ago, this news website is already among the 10 most-read news sites in Spain. Its director, Ignacio Escolar, shares his advice with news entrepreneurs.

Maite Fernandez | May 16, 2014