Tag: international

by Mark Glaser

When B.C. Forbes first launched the bi-weekly Forbes magazine back in September 1917, he likely couldn’t have imagined what would become of his scrappy business publication. Nowadays, Forbes Media remains a private company, but has reinvented itself with: an online platform at Forbes.com with 1,300+ contributors; a native ad platform with BrandVoice; brand extensions including […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo, launched in 2008, was a pioneer in helping anyone anywhere raise money from anyone in the world. While the site now has much more competition from venture-backed startups such as Kickstarter or niche sites such as CrowdSupply, Indiegogo has recently seen an uptick in high profile journalism-related campaigns. There was the “Crackstarter” […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

For magazine lovers, traveling used to mean loading up on print editions to read on the road, and then packing up exotic publications as souvenirs to bring home. Your location really mattered for magazine selections when print was the only way to get publications from specific places. Today your location still matters — except when […] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

In the slums of Nairobi, many people say they are willing to skip a meal to afford a mobile phone. “A mobile phone helps them to optimize their lives in the long term through better access to information and resources, including food,” said Gabrielle Gauthey, executive vice president of global telecommunications company Alcatel Lucent. “Access […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Click to read our whole series The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London have largely been anticipated as the first social media Olympics. Athletes, fans, and the media shared their voices online during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, but this time in London, even the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to adopt a full-fledged […] more »

by Eszter Farkas

Serious North Africa news junkies are likely aware of growing demands for regime change in Sudan. Protests have spread outward from Khartoum, the capital, over the past few weeks. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested, detained, and beaten. If you’re unaware, perhaps it’s because you’ve been busy following elections in Egypt and Libya. Or maybe […] more »

by Rosa Ramirez

As the most high-profile international collaboration, WikiLeaks offers some interesting lessons about working with news organizations abroad. But it can be difficult to untangle those lessons from the drama that surrounded the story. And frankly, very few media organizations could pull off a similar effort. But there’s another international collaboration that has some lessons to […] more »