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

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

Why journalism professors should embrace new technology

Mark Briggs, author of "Entrepreneurial Journalism," advises journalism schools – and journalists themselves – to keep up with constantly changing technology.

James Breiner | December 19, 2012

New Yorker writer: Good writing flows from deep reporting

Gather enough facts, and you will have the material you need for colorful writing, Evan Osnos says.

James Breiner | December 04, 2012

Why journalists need to brand themselves

Journalists need to build more than just a solid skill set these days, according to industry experts. Some of the most successful reporters have developed a personal brand that's larger than the publications for which they write.

James Breiner | November 30, 2012

Advice to young journalists: learn multimedia, languages

Spain's traditional media have experienced devastating declines in revenue and have cut staff ruthlessly. Media consultant Juan Antonio Giner talked with a Spanish website about how young journalists – and the news industry – can prepare themselves to thrive.

James Breiner | November 15, 2012