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With smart, explanatory reporting, Brazil’s Nexo Jornal carves out a unique news niche

“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | August 17, 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

Study offers tips on how to make independent news sites profitable

A new study reveals how online news sites are sustaining themselves financially in Latin America, findings that could help other digital news outlets around the world refine their business models.

Elyssa Pachico | July 20, 2017

When crowdfunding journalism falls short, figure out why: lessons from Venezuela

Not every crowdfunding effort is going to meet its goals. That's why it's key for media entrepreneurs to be able to reflect on what could've been done differently, as did Venezuelan news site Efecto Cocuyo.

Jordy Meléndez | July 19, 2017

How a Colombian political news site learned to avoid common crowdfunding mistakes

La Silla Vacia was one of the pioneers of crowdfunding journalism in Latin America. Over multiple campaigns, they've learned what works best (and what doesn't) when asking an online audience to fund journalism.

Jordy Meléndez | July 18, 2017

What four news sites learned from running crowdfunding campaigns

A series of case studies by SembraMedia looks at what worked — and what didn't — when four independent news sites decided to launch online crowdfunding campaigns. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

Local news sites can find crowdfunding success: a lesson from Mexico

Journalists who run independent news sites may be wary of launching their first-ever crowdfunding campaign. As Mexico's Lado B learned, there's much that can be done to ensure a campaign's success. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

Exploring the intersections of journalism and technology

At the 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo, media professionals from Blendle, Vox.com and more discussed how new technologies inform their work in journalism.

Jéssica Cruz | July 12, 2017

How one freelancer is making the jump to media entrepreneurship

Beenish Ahmed has made a name for herself as an international freelancer. Now, she's venturing into the world of media entrepreneurship. Here's how she's doing it.

Clothilde Goujard | July 10, 2017

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