New media ventures and the entrepreneurs behind them
Myitkyina News Journal is harnessing the power of local journalism in a country that until just a few years ago had no independent media.When your local paper is in a war-ravaged state in Myanmar, local news isn't about police beats and sports.
Pear Video has all the basic tenets of journalism in place — without the journalists.Pear's growing network of 30,000 videographers produces hundreds of news videos a day across China.
Erin Cook’s newsletter is brash, funny, and an indispensable guide to Southeast Asia news.Sometimes if you can't find what you want, you'll just have to write it yourself. This is how one Australian journalist is building a community around her newsletter.
Hong Kong’s investigative news startup FactWire has a radical approach to ‘collective journalism’: no editors.Non-profit FactWire takes a surprisingly counterintuitive approach to journalism in the digital age. But it works.
An exiled group of ethnic Rohingya is reporting on the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.The digital news outlet R Vision is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, where some 100,000 Rohingya refugees have fled.
Mediati is forming an army of content makers to shake up South Korea’s staid media landscape.The accelerator is teaching journalists that startup success requires more than producing compelling content.
How Australia’s Stockhead uses the best of digital marketing to build a niche audience of stock traders.Custom audiences, re-targeting, lookalikes. Not the kind of stuff you'd hear in a newsroom. That's the difference.
For the past decade, Bengaluru’s crowdfunded Citizen Matters has been getting its readers to report on civic issues. This is how it works."Mainstream media did not cover these issues in detail. We wanted to give people access to this kind of information."
How 101 Reporters takes the hassle out of pitching and commissioning stories across India.The online platform connects freelance reporters with media organizations — and ensures freelancers who deliver on time get paid.
Coconuts, once a fast-growing BuzzFeed-style site in Asia, takes a hard right into memberships.The digital ecosystem is “all fucked up,” says founder Byron Perry. But will people pay for his content?
Backed by crowdfunding, the Waseda Chronicle represents one of the best new hopes for investigative reporting in Japan.Ranked 72nd in press freedom, Japan doesn't do enough investigative journalism. That's why the Chronicle matters.
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