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Advice for building a strong personal brand as a journalist

Journalists hoping to build a strong brand presence on social media often face a number of challenges. Three journalists share what they've learned about personal branding in the digital space.

Clothilde Goujard | July 24, 2017

How Topic.com is using visual storytelling to break out of the news cycle

First Look Media's Topic.com is a monthly publication that focuses on a different topic each issue.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | July 21, 2017

Study offers tips on how to make independent news sites profitable

A new study reveals how online news sites are sustaining themselves financially in Latin America, findings that could help other digital news outlets around the world refine their business models.

Elyssa Pachico | July 20, 2017

Journalist of the month: Olivia Crellin

British journalist Olivia Crellin found a One World Media grant through IJNet that allowed her to film a documentary in Ecuador. She shared her experiences and advice for fellow reporters with us.

Sam Berkhead | July 19, 2017

When crowdfunding journalism falls short, figure out why: lessons from Venezuela

Not every crowdfunding effort is going to meet its goals. That's why it's key for media entrepreneurs to be able to reflect on what could've been done differently, as did Venezuelan news site Efecto Cocuyo.

Jordy Meléndez | July 19, 2017

How a Colombian political news site learned to avoid common crowdfunding mistakes

La Silla Vacia was one of the pioneers of crowdfunding journalism in Latin America. Over multiple campaigns, they've learned what works best (and what doesn't) when asking an online audience to fund journalism.

Jordy Meléndez | July 18, 2017

Tips for developing a fact-checking project

IJNet Spanish organized a live chat in which experts from Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay explained what is needed to organize a succesful news verification site.

Santiago Sánchez | July 18, 2017

What four news sites learned from running crowdfunding campaigns

A series of case studies by SembraMedia looks at what worked — and what didn't — when four independent news sites decided to launch online crowdfunding campaigns. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

Local news sites can find crowdfunding success: a lesson from Mexico

Journalists who run independent news sites may be wary of launching their first-ever crowdfunding campaign. As Mexico's Lado B learned, there's much that can be done to ensure a campaign's success. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

Project Facet aims to make it easier for journalists to collaborate across newsrooms

“Most places are using email, maybe there’s a calendar they share, they’re trying to make Trello boards, they’re trying to get everybody into Slack…the pain caused by tools is not insignificant.”

Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab | July 14, 2017

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