James Breiner

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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

Mimic these eight common practices of successful entrepreneurial journalists

James Breiner has seen many entrepreneurial journalists fail and succeed. Here, he shares what common practices worked, and which ones didn't pan out.

James Breiner | June 15, 2015

Spain's satirical Revista Mongolia offers humor but still struggles with business model

Eduardo Galan runs a satirical monthly called Revista Mongolia, which stays afloat thanks to its events and dedicated audience.

James Breiner | May 25, 2015

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 and 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