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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

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

Women take the lead in Latin America's digital media startup landscape

SembraMedia's latest study shows how women are taking a leadership role in the development of digital journalism in Latin America.

James Breiner | August 16, 2017

Mobile access becomes top reason why people pay for their news globally

This year's Reuters Institute Digital News Report reveals much about how readers prefer to get their news.

James Breiner | August 01, 2017

How building trust in the media can get people to pay for their news

A representative sample of 2,100 Spanish adults was examined, and researchers found that people who do not trust "the media" are more likely to pay for digital news. 

James Breiner | July 04, 2017

Email newsletters help boost news media's bottom line

For news publishers, sending out an email bulletin to readers can be a great way to engage readers and boost revenues. Former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner explains how.

James Breiner | June 08, 2017

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