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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 Facebook and Google are capturing news traffic and advertising

Platforms like Facebook and Google are controlling what readers see, and news organizations are becoming even more dependent on traffic from social mediums.

James Breiner | May 13, 2015

Quartz editor: Digital journalists must also become user-experience designers

James Breiner discusses the mindset behind digital business models with Gideon Lichfield, the senior editor of Quartz.

James Breiner | March 23, 2015

News publishers shift focus from advertising to audience development

Elmeme.me and Mic.com exemplify how outlets are competing with social networks to own the audience - and the advertisers - for news. 

James Breiner | March 17, 2015

How universities can sneak digital innovation into journalism curricula

How professors can sneak creativity into their entrepreneurial journalism courses.

James Breiner | March 10, 2015

Culture website ProDaVinci prospers in repressive Venezuela

Venezuela-based journalist and economist Angel Alayon discusses the economics behind creating a website focused on finance, art, literature, science and technology.

James Breiner | December 31, 2014

Internet companies like Google, Facebook now dominate news distribution

Despite an increased number of platforms to publish news and opinions, Internet corporations have monopolized production and distribution of the news just as newspaper mergers did back in the day. 

James Breiner | December 24, 2014

How a freelancer turned entrepreneurial journalist launched his own media business

After losing his job, Mexican journalist Erick Falcon became a digital entrepreneur with a successful website. Despite the success, he still was asked, "Where's the print version?" 

James Breiner | November 19, 2014

Latin American media pioneers offer finance advice to independent news outlets

Digital journalism leaders from Animal Politico, Sin Embargo, La Silla Vacía and Ojo Publico explain how they financed independent news sites and offer suggestions for future media entrepreneurs.

James Breiner | November 11, 2014

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