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BBC to pursue personalized content through partnerships with local news companies in India

In a country where the 10 most popular languages are all spoken by at least 25 million people, creating content that’s relevant to everyone is a tall order — which is why the BBC World Service needs some help.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | January 05, 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

When it comes to engagement metrics, focus on the small numbers

The new economics of journalism relies less on large engagment metrics, and more on finding a small base of loyal users.

James Breiner | December 28, 2017

Perspectives in photojournalism: The financial struggle for photojournalists

It is very difficult to make a living working as a photojournalist. The third installment of our series on photojournalism explores the financial challenges within the industry and how people are adapting.

Clothilde Goujard | December 26, 2017

From New Delhi to New Jersey: How an Indian newsroom workflow scheme is helping US journalists work smarter

Thanks to ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi's assistance, New Jersey's SNJ Today developed a streamlined, innovative newsroom workflow. Here's how.

Megan Wolf, SNJ Today | December 18, 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

Here are three tools that help digital journalists save their work in case a site shuts down

In the event that a digital outlet folds, here are some tools to allow a journalist to archive his or her work. 

Lauren Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | November 23, 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

Media entrepreneurs share advice on learning from mistakes

After asking journalists about their startups, IJNet got the nitty-gritty on the errors they made, the lessons learned and what advice they have for journalists seeking to follow a similar path.

Clothilde Goujard | November 21, 2017

Central and Eastern European journalists collaborate to counter propaganda

Using cross-border collaborative journalism, reporters in Central and Eastern Europe are amplifying their news against populist and propagandized media.  

Judith Langowski | November 14, 2017

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