Tag: entrepreneur

by Paul Biba

There is plenty of advice available for startups and entrepreneurs, but what do you do if you are inside a company and want to develop a new concept or project? There are no incubators, angel investors or college courses around to help you. Collab/Space, a production of PBS MediaShift, with premier sponsorship from the Donald […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab looks into how the startup accelerator Matter nurtures media innovation, and we hear how software giant Adobe is approaching the mobile platform. PART 1: Growing media startups at Matter Since its launch in 2012, the startup accelerator Matter has helped more than a dozen teams of […] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

When Dan Gillmor was planning a five-day media entrepreneurship training program for journalism educators, he didn’t want participants to leave with merely a solid foundation in entrepreneurship principles and a new vocabulary of industry terms. In addition to learning about entrepreneurship, he wanted the participants to experience firsthand the emotional rollercoaster of the entrepreneurial process […] more »

by Dena Levitz

While attending industry events, Laura Fraser started to get excited by the newfound focus on longform journalism models and startups like Byliner and Atavist trying to distribute more in-depth reads to the masses. Yet when she took a closer look at who was behind the efforts, a realization hit her. “It’s all the same guys,” she half-joked to a […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Maybe you’ve always had an idea for a book but were too daunted by the traditional gatekeepers of agents and publishers. Well now you can dust off the manuscript and get read to publish, because the growth of self-publishing services and social media makes it easier than ever to self-publish your book. But whether you […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Between Sheryl Sandberg’s new “sort of feminist manifesto,” Marissa Mayer’s rapid post-pregnancy return to Yahoo, and The Atlantic’s viral cover story on whether women can have it all, discussions on female leadership and work-life balance have been everywhere lately. In today’s media climate, as more and more women step up to either lead or start […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Every few odd weeks or months, a story pondering the future of magazines resurfaces, generating an updated round of debate on this form of print media we aren’t ready to let go. While recent pieces like David Carr’s “Wondering How Far Magazine Will Fall“ may dampen the spirits of those still holding out for a […] more »

by Christa Avampato

What if you could incubate the energy and talent that fuels so many startups, inside a big company? Prehype, a product innovation company with offices in New York City, London, Copenhagen, and Rio, is doing just that, providing an infrastructure of collaboration in which big company executives and their team members willingly play on equal […] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

Click to read all SXSW coverage South by Southwest Interactive 2012 just finished, and in the last two days, the airports have been overwhelmed by geeks from all parts of the world with diverse gadgets, ironic T-shirts, and smartphones constantly in hand. This year was probably the biggest crowd the festival has ever seen, with […] more »