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Entrepreneurship

Business
11.03.2014
by Emily Corio

We were nearly halfway into the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables, and one of my team members blurted out: “Our idea isn’t going to work.” I was mentoring a team of six women at the hackathon, and we’d been working under a tight deadline that started at 8 o’clock that morning. We settled on a problem […] more »

Culture
09.23.2014

Attending a wedding in Ireland several years ago, Mark Little saw fellow guests looking at their phones, as they learned that Michael Jackson had died. Soon, the group was dancing to Thriller as a tribute to the late star. That dance, Little said, happened 15 minutes before the Los Angeles Times had even officially announced […] more »

Education
09.18.2014

When I walked into my media entrepreneurship class at San Francisco State University last week, I felt a little like a kindergarten teacher. Construction paper? Check. Toilet paper rolls? Check. Colored markers, scissors, glue sticks? Check, check, check. Pipe cleaners? Oh no! They were at home, in a shopping bag along with the pieces of […] more »

Education
08.27.2014

Just two years ago, some were heralding “the year of the MOOC” — the age when Massive Open Online Courses would permanently disrupt the higher education landscape and open instruction free to the masses. We’re now in what some call the “trough of disillusionment on the Gartner Hype Cycle.” In the open online learning community, this shift away […] more »

Education
08.14.2014

If ever there was a sign that media entrepreneurship has come of age in journalism and communication curricula, the attendees of the Association for Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication provided it. By last week’s end, two of the organization’s divisions were jockeying to add entrepreneurship to their wheelhouse. Educators from around the world gathered […] more »

Education
07.31.2014

When Corey Ford was studying journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1990s, he barely heard the word entrepreneurship. That was back in the day when journalists were told to steer clear of the business side and just stick to telling stories. “I definitely didn’t get anything remotely entrepreneurial […] more »

Education
07.30.2014

I enrolled at the University of Miami’s School of Communication to pursue my career goal: become a television news anchor. In August, I will begin my senior year and assume the role of station manager of the campus television station. Do I feel like I am on track for my career goal? Yes. Do I […] more »

Education
07.18.2014

Co-authored with Lynne Perri President Obama’s visit earlier this month to 1776, the startup hub in downtown Washington, D.C., shined a spotlight on entrepreneurship and innovative thinking nationwide. It was a good location because the contemporary, well-lit loft that incubates and supports area startups has grown from zero to 215 members in only a year-and-a-half. […] more »

Collaboration
06.06.2014

The Journalism School Hackathon that the Reese News Lab and PBS MediaShift hosted last weekend brought together journalism students from all over the country to tackle challenges of the media industry. We’ve rounded up a great collection of photos, video, coverage and a fantastic Storify from Reese News Lab. Did we miss anything? Please add it […] more »

Education
05.27.2014

“I hope I don’t throw up.” That was the response of one of my students a couple of weeks ago as she nervously prepared to give a presentation to five Bay Area magazine professionals and our department chair, who had agreed to serve as judges for my magazine publishing class’s Pitch Day. Luckily, she didn’t. […] more »


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