International News Translation

European publishers are teaming together to translate the news to reach broader audiences. From large national newspapers to small independent websites, outlets are working together to cover news across the continent in many languages.

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Author – Joseph Lichterman @ylichterman If Brexit drove home any point, it’s that the fates of Europe’s countries are deeply intertwined. Decisions made in Brussels — along with happenings in capitals across the continent — affect millions of people in dozens of countries. But for news organizations with limited resources though, covering all aspects of […]


The micropayment platform Blendle is expanding to Germany

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The company, based in the Netherlands, is trying to prove its model can work in a larger market. Investment capital in hand, its eyes are set on the United States. More than a year after debuting in the Netherlands, Blendle, a micropayment platform, is expanding into Germany today, with more than 100 German and English-language […]

Online News

A diverse local news ecosystem is emerging, and it doesn’t need ‘scale’ or venture capital

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Local independent online news sites fill gaps left by newspapers, but old economics don’t apply This has been a very bad year?—?after a succession of bad years?—?for journalism jobs at big corporate chain-owned local newspapers. Given what’s left in some newsrooms, and the flailing business models of their parent companies, it’s hard to see it […]