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.

No One Way to View Hyperlocal News Sites

No One Way to View Hyperlocal News Sites

Posted on October 27, 2011  |  Spotted...

J-Lab Project Manager, Ari Pinkus, attended this week's Street Fight Summit 2011 in New York. Here's her report.

University of Idaho Oppenheimer Media Ethics Symposium

University of Idaho Oppenheimer Media Ethics Symposium

Posted on October 24, 2011  |  Blogically Thinking

Jan Schaffer delivered this year's Oppenheimer Media Ethics Lecture, "Rules of the Road," at the University of Idaho, Boise. Click here to watch the video.

The Rise of Indie Local News Sites

The Rise of Indie Local News Sites

Posted on October 4, 2011  |  Blogically Thinking

A recap of the Block by Block summit in Chicago and implications for indie start-ups.

A Gee-Whiz Day for Journalism Innovations

A Gee-Whiz Day for Journalism Innovations

Posted on September 8, 2011  |  Blogically Thinking

A good 120 people braved heavy rains to attend yesterday's Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. They were richly rewarded.