Advertising – the preferred revenue stream for online media in the Balkans. Still.

While the U.S. and some of Western Europe have made progress – whether large or small – in utilizing new and innovative business models for their news media, the Balkans continue to lag behind. Media in the region seem to…
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‘To support our online media, we bought a pastry shop – and then opened two more’

Hannelore Acarnulesei is a native of Romania, living in Transylvania, in the northwest of the country. She has been a working journalist for over 20 years, yet her career path has not always been as smooth. In 2009, she was…
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Campus Party is coming to Utrecht – and you should totally join in!

It's almost time for the big event to come to town! Get ready, get set, claim your ticket and off to Utrecht you go! Campus Party - one of the biggest tech festivals out there - is right around the corner…
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Making the case for engaged journalism

This article was first published in the International Journalism Festival's e-magazine. “Journalism is a process, not a product,” says Josh Stearns, director of The Local News Lab, emphasising the increasingly participatory nature of the news creation process – and especially that of local…
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Should we forget the right to be forgotten?

        This article was first published in the International Journalism Festival's e-magazine.  In 2010, Mario Costeja González, a Spanish citizen, wanted a specific bit of his personal information removed from the internet. He claimed that entering his name in…
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Journalists and citizens: Working together on crowdsourced investigations

        This article was first published in the International Journalism Festival's e-magazine.  "We do not create communities. We intercept the needs of communities.” This is how journalist Rosy Battaglia defines her mission. Battaglia is the founder and editor of Cittadini…
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How (not) win a journalism grant

This article was first published on the International Journalism Festival's e-magazine. For many journalists, grants are an invaluable source of funding. Sometimes, they can even be the only available source. Yet, often it is extremely difficult to get a grant, especially…
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Fear of failure – friend or foe?

Daniela M. Pfabigan, research assistant at the faculty of psychology at UniWien, talks about the fear of failure from the perspective of neuroscience and advises startups on how to use it to their advantage   By Mina Nacheva April 15,…
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How to find your pace on social media: part 2

  This article was first published on inventures.eu.  Last week, we tried to find an answer to the questions 'How to find the right strategy on Social Media' and 'How to find the right posting frequency'. Not an easy one…
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How to find your way on social media: part 1

Every business uses Social Media these days - but how do you nail it? We asked Fritz Jergitsch, founder of one of the biggest Social Media phenomena in Austria, Die Tagespresse. Read his, and other experts' advice here This article…
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