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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

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

Why readers are more willing than ever to pay for their news

Across the globe, readers are increasingly showing their support for journalism with their wallets, allowing digital news sites to find loyal, sustainable revenue sources.

James Breiner | May 25, 2017

How digital media sites can monetize their social capital

What is social capital — and why does it matter to digital news sites looking for a successful business model? France's Mediapart and the Netherlands' De Correspondent can serve as models to follow.

James Breiner | February 16, 2017

Inside The Washington Post's winning business model

With daily newspapers across the U.S. laying off workers, The Washington Post stands out from the crowd, growing its subscriptions by 145 percent in one year and expanding its staff. Here's how they do it.

James Breiner | January 13, 2017

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