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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

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10 new paradigms for digital journalism

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner goes over the 10 new paradigms of the digital news era at a time of decreased trust in the media.

James Breiner | June 01, 2018

Interviews with digital entrepreneurs reveal tips for media startups

Digiday has a weekly podcast about the business of digital media. Two recent interviews with founders of startups had nuggets of wisdom applicable to any media startup.

James Breiner | March 29, 2018

Graduates in journalism have many career paths, survey indicates

A survey in Spain gives information on available jobs and potential career paths for graduates in journalism and communication. 

James Breiner | February 16, 2018

Following Facebook's changes, publishers can use these strategies to overcome the loss of traffic

Facebook recently announced a shift away from promoting media, which causes a number of challenges for publishers that relied on Facebook for traffic. Here are some strategies for dealing with the change.

James Breiner | January 25, 2018

Independent digital media predictions for 2018

What does this year have in store for journalists? Discover Breiner's predictions, and why he remains optimistic about media in 2018. 

James Breiner | January 15, 2018

When it comes to engagement metrics, focus on the small numbers

The new economics of journalism relies less on large engagment metrics, and more on finding a small base of loyal users.

James Breiner | December 28, 2017

Fact-checkers build networks to stop the flood of fake news

False information is often irresistibly appealing and moves too fast to be stopped — which is why it will take collaboration on a large scale to combat fake news.

James Breiner | December 11, 2017

Why news sites should re-think the importance of clicks

Media economics expert Robert Picard recently spoke on the overstated role that website analytics play in news sites' business models — and how we can rethink this.

James Breiner | November 22, 2017

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