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.

Trending:  University News Sites

Trending:  University News Sites

Posted on June 6, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

Quietly, and not so quietly, journalism schools around the country are starting to give their students new news opportunities.

Neon Tommy - Q&A with Founder Marc Cooper

Neon Tommy - Q&A with Founder Marc Cooper

Posted on May 31, 2012  |  Spotted...

A Q&A with Marc Cooper, the digital news director at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He founded Neon Tommy, a student-run news site that provides a hands-on news reporting and writing experience while serving up a range of web-only content.

Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the two-day J-Lab seminar “New News Labs: Exploring University News Start-Ups” (#jnewslab), June 1-2 in Washington, D.C.

The Tail Wagged the Dog

The Tail Wagged the Dog

Posted on February 28, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

Amid the current shakeouts of independent news sites, it's important to understand all the ingredients that make these sites successful. In the case of the Chicago News Cooperative, its problems were not confined to its failure to raise revenues.

Independent New Sites: The Pendulum is Swinging Both Ways

Independent New Sites: The Pendulum is Swinging Both Ways

Posted on February 15, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

The appetite for starting up independent news and information websites seems to be as keen as ever and the ideas for new projects are quite creative. 

Women News Entrepreneurs Get Creative

Women News Entrepreneurs Get Creative

Posted on January 5, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

The latest crop of women news entrepreneurs who received J-Lab support in June 2011 are showing remarkable ingenuity and initiative in raising revenues, developing partnerships and making presentations.

What will 2012 bring for the media?

What will 2012 bring for the media?

Posted on January 4, 2012  |  Blogically Thinking

Here are some of my thoughts on what will happen in the world of journalism this year as well as my wishes for what I think should happen.

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