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

How three independent news sites survived their first five years

Launching a news publication online is the easy part. Paying the bills and surviving for several years is more challenging.

James Breiner | April 14, 2014

Mobile presents strong audience and revenue potential for digital entrepreneurs

Now that social networks like Facebook and Twitter get nearly three-fourths of their traffic from mobile devices, digital media publishers who optimize for mobile can see growth from social media.

James Breiner | March 26, 2014

In new media environment, the public decides who's a journalist

It is the public who decides if a particular voice among the billions on the Internet has the credibility, ethics and independence that we expect from journalists.

James Breiner | March 21, 2014

How a Mexican blogger created a business with political satire

Chumel Torres' satiric take on politics and journalism has managed to attract 483,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel in just one year.

James Breiner | March 14, 2014

Rosental Alves: MOOCs aren't a threat to university journalism courses

A recent online chat on massive open online courses (MOOC) captures how this new form of teaching is affecting universities and professional education.

James Breiner | March 11, 2014

Seven mobile statistics that should spur digital publishers to action

The year of mobile has finally arrived. Here are some numbers that should prompt digital media publishers to look at their mobile strategies and take action.

James Breiner | February 24, 2014

Balance of power shifts from major news outlets toward individual journalists

Ezra Klein's departure from the Washington Post for Vox Media is just the latest in a string of changes that illustrate the rise of the journalist as a brand.

James Breiner | January 29, 2014

Local newspaper discovers new revenue source in police blotter

How a small-town paper in the U.S. state of Montana made US$100,000 by publishing a book of arrest records.

James Breiner | December 26, 2013