Ideas & Innovation

10 Takeaways from Teaching Entrepreneurship

10 Takeaways from Teaching Entrepreneurship

Posted on January 30, 2014  |  Blogically Thinking

(This article originally appeared on PBS Mediashift.)

So far, two cohort groups, some 21 people, have gone through my Seminar in Media Entrepreneurship for mid-career professionals. It is the first seminar that each cohort group takes as they embark on the 20-month, 10-course journey to a MA in Media Entrepreneurship at American University.

Lost in the gloom, an entrepreneurial boom

Lost in the gloom, an entrepreneurial boom

Posted on December 17, 2013  |  Blogically Thinking

“Let’s stop the handwringing about losses in legacy journalism and work on creating and growing the next acts in media.”

Donors Liking Public-Indie Media Partnerships

Donors Liking Public-Indie Media Partnerships

Posted on November 14, 2013  |  Blogically Thinking

Creating public-radio and indie-media partnerships may open new paths to fundraising, station executives told a session at Tuesday's Public Radio Super-Regional meeting outside Washington, D.C.

The Death and Re-birth of Journalism

The Death and Re-birth of Journalism

Posted on November 12, 2013  |  Blogically Thinking

This presentation was given by Jan Schaffer at the Pace Information & Engagement Gathering at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, NY.

Pew’s Nonprofit Journalism Report: Few Surprises, Many More Questions

Pew’s Nonprofit Journalism Report: Few Surprises, Many More Questions

Posted on June 11, 2013  |  Blogically Thinking

There are few surprises in the latest nonprofit journalism study by the Pew Research Center's Project on Excellence in Journalism. There are still, however, many questions to be asked. And there is much merit in taking a deeper dive into discrete clusters of nonprofit news sites.

A New Kind of Activist Journalism: When Finding Solutions are Part of Journalists’ Job, Too

A New Kind of Activist Journalism: When Finding Solutions are Part of Journalists’ Job, Too

Posted on June 4, 2013  |  Blogically Thinking

It's time for news to move from a commodity to a catalyst for empowering citizens.

Launching Proof of Concept - Then Leveraging It

Launching Proof of Concept - Then Leveraging It

Posted on December 13, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

So where can a $14,000 media start-up award get you?

It can get you just where you want to go, judging by the recent winners of the McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneur (NMWE) Awards.

University News Sites: Investments in Civic Entrepreneurship

University News Sites: Investments in Civic Entrepreneurship

Posted on October 2, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

The best journalism schools in the country are now providing genuine opportunities for students to do authentic reporting. However, the most valuable of these are more than just classroom exercises that live and die by the academic calendar.

Let’s Get Real about Homicide Watch

Let’s Get Real about Homicide Watch

Posted on September 10, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

The innovated news site Homicide Watch has exceeded its fundraising goal on Kickstarter, but questions remain on its long-term financial outlook.

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