Business

Sep 172012

How Innovators Aim to Disrupt African Media

Fact-checking the media, drone journalism and journalists' security were among the topics on the minds of more than 500 innovators vying for startup capital to disrupt African media.

The African News Innovation Challenge will provide US$12,500-US$100,000 to about 20 startups.

Aug 232012

Mobile and Advertising Innovations Set the Course for Sustainability Efforts by Liberia Media

Since embarking a year ago on a media-sustainability project as a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Liberia, I have worked with managers at three newspapers and three radio stations to help them succeed not only as news organizations but also as businesses.

The Liberia media industry is extremely volatile, with radio stations, in particular, shutting down from time to time for lack of income.

Jul 182012

Knight Fellow Advances Media Sustainability in Liberia

Liberia is taking steps towards greater press freedom through media sustainability, according to Knight International Journalism Fellow Luisa Handem Piette. Recent improvements in legislation encourage free reporting, but bolstering media sustainability remains pivotal. Piette, with support from UNESCO and ICFJ, brings together media owners and journalists in monthly exchanges to formulate plans for increased private investment in Liberian media, with promising results.

Lisa Xue, Bank of America’s Chief Administrative Officer for China, greeted the students and faculty at a special luncheon event sponsored by the Bank.

Lisa Xue, Bank of America’s Chief Administrative Officer for China, greeted the students and faculty at a special luncheon event sponsored by the Bank.

Lisa Xue, Bank of America’s Chief Administrative Officer for China, greeted the students and faculty at a special luncheon event sponsored by the Bank.

Lisa Xue, Bank of America’s Chief Administrative Officer for China, greeted the students and faculty at a special luncheon event sponsored by the Bank.

Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication students showed off a smart phone app they developed for the student newspaper.

Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication students showed off a smart phone app they developed for the student newspaper.

Hang Min, co-director of the Global Business Journalism program, Zhou Quingan, director of the International Journalism program at Tsinghua, emceed one of the events.

Hang Min, co-director of the Global Business Journalism program, Zhou Quingan, director of the International Journalism program at Tsinghua, emceed one of the events.

Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism and Communication celebrated its 10th anniversary May 12 and 13. The Global Business Journalism (GBJ) program was featured during the festivities.

Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism and Communication celebrated its 10th anniversary May 12 and 13. The Global Business Journalism (GBJ) program was featured during the festivities.