Traditional business models have all but disappeared from journalism, leaving room for new models to take their place. But growing financial pressures, rapidly changing advertising models and increasing competition from platforms makes sustainability a challenge.
With support from Civil, the International Center for Journalists held three workshops in Latin America — in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and São Paulo — focused on these topics.
However, entrepreneurs and journalists that didn’t have a chance to attend have another chance to participate.
On Tuesday, December 11 at 9 a.m. EST, IJNet will host a live webinar on sustainable business models for media startups in Latin America.
The panelists will discuss entrepreneurship trends and case studies from Latin America — focusing on what worked and what didn’t — tips for pitching a startup to funders, and much more.
Are you working on your own project and recently encountered a challenge? Panelists will also answer audience questions, so we encourage you to attend.
Although the webinar will focus specifically on Latin America, it will take place in English and journalists, media specialists and entrepreneurs from around the world are invited to join.
The live webinar will be broadcast on Zoom at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 11. Register using the form below to watch the webinar on Zoom. It will also be streamed via Facebook Live on the IJNet Facebook page here.
About the chat leaders
Priscila Brito is a music journalist and the co-founder of Festivalando, an online travel guide on music festivals and music tourism. She is also a former ICFJ fellow and the founder of Negócio.Jor, a project that shares resources and insights on entrepreneurial journalism.
Ursula O’Kuinghttons is the regional lead for Latin America and Europe at Civil. She has worked in the media industry for more than 17 years. She began her career as a journalist at the Reuters news agency, the El País newspaper and Localia TV channel in Spain, and until recently did media outreach for El País. At Civil, O’Kuinghttons is building news partnerships and expanding Civil's community of journalists.
Tania Montalvo is executive editor for Animal Político in Mexico. She is in charge of special editorial projects, multimedia, innovation, audience development and investigations financing. She was recently a coordinator of #Verificado2018, a collaborative project between more than 90 organizations, including national and state media, civil society and universities. Since 2015, she has led El Sabueso, Animal Político’s fact-checking project and the first of its kind in Mexico. She is a member of the International Fact-Checking Network. She is a journalist who earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and information media from Tecnológico de Monterrey. She has previously worked at El Universal, CNN and Forbes Magazine.
More chat leaders will be announced soon!