Tag: entrepreneurs

by Holly Wise

So maybe you want to start your own media company. I liken it to taking the leap and raising a kid — terrifying, exhilarating, exhausting. Since its inception, my startup, VoiceBox Media — a news non-profit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of social issues and the people solving them — has stood in the intersection of transformational […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s graduation time across the country, and journalism and communications grads are getting ready to start their careers. Or are they? We all know that job prospects for traditional print jobs isn’t great. You don’t need us to remind you how poorly print has been doing in the past couple of years. But there are […] more »

by Lia Juriansz

Top journalism students and faculty from across the country traveled to Arizona State University last week to envision cutting-edge media products to help underserved communities as a part of PBS MediaShift’s 2nd Annual Journalism School Hackathon. The two-day event brought approximately 50 students and 30 faculty members to ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times) 2. Inkshares looks to marry the old with the new (Clare Swanson / Publishers Weekly) 3. Blurb branches out to low-cost trade books, e-books and mass distribution via Ingram (Jackie Dove / The Next Web) 4. 10 truths about […] 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. The New York Times embraces ‘organic’ ad strategy (Brian Morrisssey / Digiday) 2. Ezra Klein is said to plan to leave the Washington Post (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. Entrepreneurs dominate Forbes 30 Under 30 list (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 4. Internet streaming device maker unveils Roku TV at CES 2014 (Dawn […] more »

by Carla King

Authors are choosing to crowdfund their work, and there are now options for them on which platform to use. The question is: Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Pubslush? To explore the pros and cons of those platforms, I interviewed a successful author from each of them to find out why they chose it and how they succeeded. […] more »