In a new book, Spanish researcher Ismael Nafría describes how Argentine daily Clarín reached more than 500,000 digital subscribers in less than six years. The study is full of practical tips for communication professionals. We present some of them here.
In the style of Trump and Bolsonaro, the new president of Argentina, Javier Milei, employs rhetoric that is openly hostile to the press. Since he took office, this speech has been accompanied by concrete measures, such as suspending advertising from the Executive branch in the media. LatAm Journalism Review interviewed Santiago Marino, a leading Argentine researcher in communication policies, to understand the Milei government's relationship with journalism and public communication policies in Argentina.
When media no longer have a monopoly on advertising, sales executives and their client portfolios no longer have what a media outlet needs to be sustainable. So, how do digital media outlets approach creating their revenue streams? Who develops and executes plans? How do these new roles work?
After an investigation, three Venezuelan journalists realized the best way to help journalism in Venezuela's Amazon region would be through a network that promotes collaboration and produces coverage that is conscious of both the environment and human rights.
The president of the National Association of Journalists of Peru, Zuliana Lainez, talked about the current situation of independent journalism in Latin America, the persistent judicial harassment against the press, and the current crisis of confidence in the media in Peru.
Several journalism and journalism-related initiatives presented their steps forward, lessons learned and future projects during a panel entitled "Lightning session: Lessons and innovative cases," at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, on April 16.
Ten months into his tenure as the executive editor of the New York Times, Joe Kahn emphasized the continuing importance of the staff’s geographical diversity and the organization’s digital transformation. One of The New York Times’s top priorities is to continue to find sustainable news models. So far, it’s on the right track.
Exploring how newsrooms can engage financial sustainability efforts was discussed in a panel moderated by Jim Brady, Vice President of Journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The panel delved into how collaboration with non-profits and media organizations that support financial, technological and expertise optimizations can help journalistic entrepreneurs.
“Journalism in the Era of Business Model Evolution: Imagining the End State” was the topic of the second keynote speech at ISOJ 2023. What is the next phase in the evolution of business models for news? As technology and habits change, diverse revenue streams and sustainability are common goals among media organizations.
Consolidating a sustainable journalistic project with editorial independence is a difficult task. In Argentina, where a fiscal deficit coupled with a currency devaluation and inflation reached 94.8% in 2022, the question is unavoidable: What fundraising strategies do digital native media such as Cenital, Chequeado and elDiarioAr implement in order to survive?