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Failed media startup leaves behind lessons for community engagement

News organizations that seek to involve local communities can learn from the triumphs and failures of Canadian media startup OpenFile, which closed its doors in 2012. 

Ashley Renders, Nieman Lab | April 06, 2018

Crowdfunded news startup seeks to strengthen Japan's investigative journalism

Japan is ranked 72 in the world for press freedom and produces very few investigations. The Waseda Chronicle's success raises new hopes for investigative journalism in the country.

Tim Hornyak, The Splice Newsroom | April 04, 2018

Interviews with digital entrepreneurs reveal tips for media startups

Digiday has a weekly podcast about the business of digital media. Two recent interviews with founders of startups had nuggets of wisdom applicable to any media startup.

James Breiner | March 29, 2018

101 Reporters connects journalists across India with media organizations

This online platform connects freelance writers from all over India with mainstream publications in an attempt to provide on-the-ground perspectives and democratize the news. 

Ayesha Aleem | March 21, 2018

7 budgeting tips for freelance journalists

Money can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about with fellow journalists, but necessary to keep doing what they enjoy. Here are seven tips to survive on the budget of a freelancer.

Clothilde Goujard | March 06, 2018

5 no-nonsense career strategies for digital journalists

Digital journalism jobs are unstable — but ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatash gives advice on how to become "so good they can’t ignore you."

H R Venkatesh | March 01, 2018

Graduates in journalism have many career paths, survey indicates

A survey in Spain gives information on available jobs and potential career paths for graduates in journalism and communication. 

James Breiner | February 16, 2018

SembraMedia launches Spanish-language online school for media entrepreneurship

La Escuela Virtual de SembraMedia is the first online school in Spanish focused on journalism entrepreneurship with classes taught by an international team of experts and accessible 24 hours a day.

Janine Warner | February 06, 2018

Tear down this paywall: Germany’s taz newspaper launches a reader revolution from Berlin

How do you fund digital content? The Berlin-based daily taz uses a unique model. It was founded as a cooperative, relying on memberships and pay-at-will donations to fund their news.

Anna Rohleder | January 30, 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

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