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

To know your audience, you have to speak their language

To tap into the subtle differences in ethnic groups, journalists must understand their audience's aspirations, passions, fears, culture and language.

James Breiner | October 29, 2013

News entrepreneur Olga Lucía Lozano: "To try means to fail. To fail means to learn."

The creative editor of Colombian investigative reporting site La Silla Vacía shared advice for journalists who dream of launching a startup.

James Breiner | October 15, 2013

Esther Vargas: 'Journalists need to educate themselves to stay relevant'

The founder and director of Clases de Periodismo, a virtual journalism school for Latin America, talks about how she created the website and the skills journalists need to succeed in the digital age.

James Breiner | September 19, 2013

How investigative journalism brings commercial value to news outlets

High-quality journalism can become part of a newsroom's brand, and "branding power translates into pricing power."

James Breiner | September 10, 2013

Skills every aspiring journalist should learn

With the many demands the job market places on journalism graduates, it's nearly impossible for the curriculum to cover it all.

James Breiner | September 04, 2013

Bezos' purchase of Post has parallels in China

Jack Ma, chairman of China's e-commerce leader, Alibaba, has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a Twitter-like microblogging plaform and a mapping service.

James Breiner | August 26, 2013

Five dirty words journalists must learn to say without blushing

Journalists who want to launch their own media outlets need to get comfortable with these concepts.

James Breiner | July 22, 2013

Lessons for news startups from the Entrepreneurial Journalism Lab

Entrepreneurial journalists in Latin America discuss how to overcome financial and other obstacles as they experiment with new types of independent media.

James Breiner | July 04, 2013