Business of Journalism

Business of Journalism

How three independent news sites survived their first five years

Launching a news publication online is the easy part. Paying the bills and surviving for several years is more challenging.

James Breiner | April 14, 2014

Cloud-based products help small South African publishers with content, ads

Local newspapers are using the Impreshin platform to manage content and advertising without investing in expensive information systems.

Jessica Weiss | April 03, 2014

Mobile presents strong audience and revenue potential for digital entrepreneurs

Now that social networks like Facebook and Twitter get nearly three-fourths of their traffic from mobile devices, digital media publishers who optimize for mobile can see growth from social media.

James Breiner | March 26, 2014

Four myths about how site visitors view your content

Why conventional thinking about web traffic and engagement is wrong

Kyle Jameson | March 17, 2014

Africa’s newsrooms experiment with charging for data

With traditional advertising no longer a sustainable business model, news outlets are experimenting with alternatives. A new one is on the rise: data as revenue.

Margaret Looney | March 12, 2014

Social network Reddit offers live-reporting feature

Live-blogging for breaking news, deciphering the role of the social media editor, advertising for local news and more from this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 28, 2014

Why a tech news site is creating a paper magazine for SXSW

Laura Lorek's SiliconHillsNews raised money on Kickstarter to publish a print magazine to hand out at one of the most tech-savvy conferences on the planet.

Jessica Weiss | February 28, 2014

Seven mobile statistics that should spur digital publishers to action

The year of mobile has finally arrived. Here are some numbers that should prompt digital media publishers to look at their mobile strategies and take action.

James Breiner | February 24, 2014

How news outlets can boost their membership base

To raise money for operations, a growing number of news organizations ask people in the audience to become paying members. Here is how one successful nonprofit news outlet increased its membership.

Jake Batsell | February 04, 2014

Balance of power shifts from major news outlets toward individual journalists

Ezra Klein's departure from the Washington Post for Vox Media is just the latest in a string of changes that illustrate the rise of the journalist as a brand.

James Breiner | January 29, 2014