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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

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Inside Univision’s plan to reach 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide

Univision's Borja Echevarria discusses Univision's strategy for building a successful business model — both in the U.S. and in Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

James Breiner | June 07, 2016

Investigative news sites redefine the journalistic business model

Increasingly, "watchdog" investigative news sites are defying conventions of the journalistic business model by building strong, loyal reader bases willing to pay for their news.

James Breiner | May 02, 2016

Spain's El Diario finds success with unique business model

In 2015, El Diario, a free digital publication in Spain, grew its revenues by 33 percent. Its secret? A commitment to transparency and high-quality reporting that keeps readers coming back for more.

James Breiner | March 31, 2016

Washington Post digital chief encourages news outlets to embrace social, mobile news

At the Digital Journalism Conference in Huesca, Spain, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz of The Washington Post stressed the need for news outlets to embrace technology and social media in order to survive.

James Breiner | March 14, 2016

How ProPublica produces investigative journalism that's both high quality and sustainable

At a recent University of Navarra event, ProPublica's Paul Steiger outlined the company's secrets to success — and discussed how smaller newsrooms can replicate them.

James Breiner | February 09, 2016

By covering underreported topics, El Extrarradio brings innovation to podcast landscape

How Olga Ruiz and her colleagues founded El Extrarradio, a podcast dedicated to covering topics ignored by the mainstream media.

James Breiner | December 30, 2015

With Ojo Público, Peruvian journalist Oscar Castilla makes the leap from print to digital

After spending 12 years at one of Peru's top newspapers, Oscar Castilla decided to launch Ojo Público, an online publication. Since its founding, Ojo Público has seen noteworthy success.

James Breiner | December 24, 2015

How five data journalists exposed corruption in Mexico's Congress

Five young Mexican journalists spent a year sifting through thousands of public officials' expense reports. James Breiner explains how they discovered gross misuse of taxpayer dollars.

James Breiner | November 26, 2015

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