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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

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

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