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How digital media sites can monetize their social capital

What is social capital — and why does it matter to digital news sites looking for a successful business model? France's Mediapart and the Netherlands' De Correspondent can serve as models to follow.

James Breiner | February 16, 2017

How a small news site successfully ran Croatia's first media crowdfunding campaign

In an encouraging sign of the potential for crowdfunding campaigns to support local journalism, an independent Croatian media site attracted hundreds of backers to support their reporting. Here's how they did it.

Lela Vujanić | February 07, 2017

Partnerships with Facebook, Snapchat raise concerns over media business models

News outlets face challenges in partnering with tech giants, Google's fight to stamp out fake news and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | January 27, 2017

In Brazil, journalists overcome economic crisis with entrepreneurship

How media startups like Reinventar Jornalistas RJ and Brio Hunter are helping Brazil's journalists connect and find jobs in an increasingly tough economic climate.

Núria Saldanha | January 26, 2017

Inside The Washington Post's winning business model

With daily newspapers across the U.S. laying off workers, The Washington Post stands out from the crowd, growing its subscriptions by 145 percent in one year and expanding its staff. Here's how they do it.

James Breiner | January 13, 2017

5 keys to success for entrepreneurial journalists

Media can no longer solely rely on advertising and subscription revenue to make ends meet. ICFJ Knight Fellow Janine Warner shares tips for how entrepreneurial journalists can thrive in the landscape.

Janine Warner and Mijal Iastrebner | January 12, 2017

Why reader engagement and loyalty matter more than clicks

For digital-only news media to survive, it will be increasingly necessary to cultivate relationships with readers, writes former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner.

James Breiner | December 30, 2016

U.S. media outlets and tech giants gear up to combat fake news in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, media organizations are teaming up with tech companies like Facebook and Google to take action against the spread of fake news online.

Jean Claude Kabengera | December 29, 2016

Veteran journalist Jason Motlagh shares tips for aspiring international freelancers

Want to become a globe-trotting freelance journalist? Jason Motlagh, who has reported from more than 50 countries, discusses what you need to do to get started.

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 07, 2016

12 ways digital news organizations can generate revenue

How can today's digital media outlets find sustainable sources of revenue? Here are 12 potential revenue sources.

James Breiner | November 18, 2016

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