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Tips to move from advertisements to paid subscriptions

Readers supply more than half of Talking Points Memo's revenue. Founder Josh Marshall shares tips and observations for other digital entrepreneurs. 

James Breiner | July 19, 2018

Journalists share tips for launching a successful freelance career

Didn't have a chance to participate in our recent Slack chat on all things related to freelancing? We've summarized some of the highlights. 

Taylor Mulcahey | June 21, 2018

5 opportunities and challenges facing African newsrooms

What is the state of media in Africa, and where is it going? Five takeaways from Chris Roper's keynote address at Osiwa’s forum for West African media in Benin.

Chris Roper | June 04, 2018

10 new paradigms for digital journalism

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner goes over the 10 new paradigms of the digital news era at a time of decreased trust in the media.

James Breiner | June 01, 2018

9 ways to improve journalism grant applications

Using a creative approach, today's post shares advice on how not to win a journalism grant, pointing out ways you can improve your applications. 

Eric Karstens | May 22, 2018

In the economy of attention, the loudest voice is not necessarily the most important

During a panel discussion at the re:publica digital festival in Berlin, panelists discussed attention as a new form of currency and how journalists should react so that important stories are still told. 

Natalia Smolentceva | May 15, 2018

Roundtable discussion focuses on copyright challenges, solutions in Africa

At an event in Ghana, editors and journalists dicussed the effects of copyright infrigement, challenges enforcing laws and methods to inspire greater understanding of rights-protected materials.

Chris Elliott | May 08, 2018

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

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