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Kiew DW Akademie Media viability workshop


Tackling pressing issues in journalism

About the Project

The Governance.Media.Innovation project is a two-year (2018-2020) collaboration between DW Akademie and the German development agency GIZ funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). We have a network of 16 start-ups striving to conquer media viability, a data journalism fellowship with projects worldwide, and interactive tools to improve organizations’ digital security. The showcased projects tackle some of journalism’s greatest challenges.

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Digital Media Pioneers: A program for media entrepreneurs

DW Akademie and GIZ are bringing together digital media entrepreneurs from 16 countries in a unique program on media viability. The Digital Media Pioneers program consists of webinar training sessions, meetings, and a final publication.  

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What are the biggest mistakes that media startups can make?

James Breiner is assistant professor at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He gained experience with media startups in Latin America for more than 12 years. He focuses on entrepreneurial journalism and new financial models for digital media. In 2020, James worked with three of the 16 Digital Media Pioneers and shares what media startups should do in order to generate revenue.