Tag: entrepreneurship

by Lauren Simonis

There was a time when journalism students were trained for a job at a local newspaper, radio or TV station or magazine. Now, it’s just as important for students to know how to start their own digital business, their own startup. But that can be difficult, especially at schools that are set in their ways. […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Remix is a new segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other […] more »

by Michelle Ferrier

When 15 educators from around the world went back to school — metaphorically speaking — at the third annual Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute earlier this month, they learned two big things: the art of the pitch in gaining support for an entrepreneurial idea and the idea of the pivot — the change in direction […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Every semester in my introductory course in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s journalism school, I ask the students to introduce themselves and tell me their dream job. I get my fair share of professional athlete or Broadway star. But in the last few years, I’ve heard what feels like an increasing number of dreams the journalism […] more »

by Guy Kawasaki

In 2011 the publisher of my book, “Enchantment,” could not fill an order for 500 e-book copies. It was a New York Times bestseller. Because of this experience, I self-published my next book, “What the Plus!” and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, “There must be […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

As 2013 gets underway, we’ve invited journalism educators to share what they think may be some of the biggest trends in the J-School arena. Some are highly disruptive, like online education. Some reflect changes in the nature of the news industry, like a growing entrepreneurial sensibility among journalists.   Click here to read the entire […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Across the country, the news faithful are building entrepreneurial ventures from scratch, turning ideas about the future of media consumption into tangible operations based around revenue projections and audience targets. That much is undeniable — and growing fast. Even newer than the emergence of this fresh crop of pioneers, though, is the concept of teaching […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

As debris from the firewall that once separated journalism from the business of journalism continues to fly, a new educational landscape is developing, one that supports and trains those straddling the line. American University is the latest to add to that, expecting soon to launch a full-fledged graduate degree in news entrepreneurship. The faculty at […] more »

by Mark Hannah

A new generation of young women has begun to make their mark online, combining entrepreneurial energy with the hardwired digital fluency that typifies the so-called digital natives. Here are two stories of such women, both 26 years old, who jettisoned their office jobs to create online media outlets designed for young women like them. For […] more »

by Ian Lamont

Are there opportunities for technology startups which target the media business? Fred Wilson — a venture capitalist who has made investments in Twitter, Zynga, Tumblr, Etsy, and FourSquare, among others — apparently thinks not. As reported on MediaShift on November 15, Wilson told an audience of CUNY students with interests in business and journalism that […] more »