Tag: startups

by Julie Keck

One of the first things David Cohn of Circa said during his keynote talk at Collab/Space Chicago last week was “you will feel like a manic-depressive” when launching a startup. The Collab/Space Chicago crowd, which included hopeful startup presenters, journalists, media pros, and J-school elites chuckled, but everyone in the room knew there was some [...] more »

by Andrew Lapin

Once again, PBS MediaShift brought together a diverse mix of collaborators from public media, commercial media, academia and beyond for a Collab/Space workshop, this time in Chicago at the TechNexus incubator space. The workshop took place the day before ONA14 began. Sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford and hosted by TechNexus, the all-day workshop [...] more »

by Amelia Senter

Encouraged by the great feedback we received following last month’s Collab/Space in New York highlighting intrapreneurial projects, we’re now taking Collab/Space to Chicago to workshop promising media startups in the Midwest and beyond. Collab/Space Chicago will take place at TechNexus’ headquarters in the Lyric Opera Building, on September 24, the day before the ONA14 conference. [...] more »

by James Breiner

When you are starting out with a digital product, it makes sense to get advice from experts. But experts can’t help you learn as much as you can on your own. In fact, most of the successful digital entrepreneurs I know give the same advice: develop a prototype as quickly as possible. A business plan or a [...] more »

by James Breiner

Venture capitalists in Latin America are looking for digital media startups with rapid growth, a plan for monetization, and international potential. Obviously, most new media don’t fit that profile. But startups with these characteristics are starting to attract angel investors who provide the first rounds of capital, says Francisco Coronel, CFO and co-founder of Nxtplabs, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Trustee quits after Columbia University paper votes to decrease publication (Mike Vilensky / Wall Street Journal) 2. With free web courses, Wharton seeks edge in traditional programs (Melissa Korn / Wall Street Journal) 3. Are journalism schools teaching their students the right skills? (Cindy Royal / Nieman Lab) 4. 5 things edtech startups can [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ASU journalism school set to launch center for network of citizen sources (AZ Central) 2. Seen and heard at #SXSWedu (Jimmy Daly / EdTech) 3. Are MOOCs really failing to make the grade? (Andrew Smith Lewis / Re/code) 4. Opinion: Colleges need to act like startups — or risk becoming obsolete (Evan Selinger & [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Starting a new magazine is no easy task in today’s competitive, complex media world, but a new book offers aspiring magazine entrepreneurs, students, and instructors a resource for the adventure. I recently interviewed Mary Hogarth, the author of the just-released book How to Launch a Magazine in this Digital Age. Hogarth is the leader of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Will Comcast Get Justice Dept.’s OK To Buy Time Warner? (Mark Memmott / NPR) 2. [VID] Steinberg: Buzzfeed getting 100 million monthly views on YouTube (Beet.TV) 3. Here’s what the new Apple TV could look like (Hint: Check your iPad) (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Disney & Techstars to launch accelerator program for media, entertainment [...] 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 »