Publishing for Peanuts: Lecture and Q&A
A global investigation of what’s working and why in the news media space 'Publishing for Peanuts', first published in 2015, looks at media startups around the globe, their media innovations, industry disruptions, and their business practices as well as examines their financial sustainability.
What does it take to make a start-up in journalism work? Anya Schiffrin travels the world to find the answers.
Please join her and the Centre for Media Transition to celebrate the launch of the updated version of Publishing for Peanuts, a global investigation of what’s working and why in the news media spacePublishing for Peanuts, first published in 2015, looks at media startups around the globe, their media innovations, industry disruptions, and their business practices as well as examines their financial sustainability.
Talk: What does it take for a media startup in the Global South to survive and thrive? Is it possible to do investigative reporting, hold government and big business to account and still break even or become profitable? Is donor dependency the way of the future? Anya Schiffrin will present (for the first time) the findings of a recent Columbia University study on media startups around the world.
Anya Schiffrin (USA) is the director of the media and communications program at Columbia University’s school of International and Public Affairs in New York.
A former business journalist, her interests include investigative journalism, especially in Africa, media entrepreneurship and the evolution of the global news media.
She serves on the board of the Open Society Foundation’s Program on Independent Journalism, and the advisory board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute.
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