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Knight International Journalism Fellow James Breiner created Latin America's first digital journalism center at the University of Guadalajara. For two years, James was the director of the master's program in Global Business Journalism at Tsinghua University in Beijing. James now writes for his blog, News Entrepreneurs, and is a visiting professor of communication and digital art at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico

Latest Stories

How building trust in the media can get people to pay for their news

A representative sample of 2,100 Spanish adults was examined, and researchers found that people who do not trust "the media" are more likely to pay for digital news. 

James Breiner | July 04, 2017

Email newsletters help boost news media's bottom line

For news publishers, sending out an email bulletin to readers can be a great way to engage readers and boost revenues. Former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner explains how.

James Breiner | June 08, 2017

Why readers are more willing than ever to pay for their news

Across the globe, readers are increasingly showing their support for journalism with their wallets, allowing digital news sites to find loyal, sustainable revenue sources.

James Breiner | May 25, 2017

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

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

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

How the media can better understand the fake news phenomenon

In light of fake news outperforming traditional media sites leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, what can journalists do to combat this trend?

James Breiner | December 02, 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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