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

Five dirty words journalists must learn to say without blushing

Journalists who want to launch their own media outlets need to get comfortable with these concepts.

James Breiner | July 22, 2013

Lessons for news startups from the Entrepreneurial Journalism Lab

Entrepreneurial journalists in Latin America discuss how to overcome financial and other obstacles as they experiment with new types of independent media.

James Breiner | July 04, 2013

How news organizations can use WeChat to reach users in China

The free text and voice message service for mobile phones can help news outlets broaden their audiences.

James Breiner | June 05, 2013

When are web publishers allowed to use content from other sites and social media?

Here are guidelines to help web publishers navigate copyright and fair use.

James Breiner | May 23, 2013

Niche blog thrives by targeting underserved audiences

A blog by and for small business owners shows how a niche publication can attract a large following by sticking to what its audience needs.

James Breiner | April 17, 2013

What journalists can learn from engineers

For engineers, solving a problem involves repeated trial and error. They view each misstep not as a failure, but as a learning experience.

James Breiner | January 28, 2013

How to build a business as an online publisher

Most new media entrepreneurs fail because they have no clue about how to run a business or how to find the financial resources to make the operation sustainable. Here are tips for success.

James Breiner | January 22, 2013

Why journalists should value community over audience

For entrepreneurial journalists, building a community rather than an audience offers more options for financial support through memberships and sponsorships.

James Breiner | January 14, 2013