Tuesday, March 26, 2013

8 leading programs in entrepreneurial journalism

Here are links that describe eight leading university programs in entrepreneurial journalism. What are some other programs that I should include in this series?

Students work in teams in this program at Northwestern University.

Punch Sulzberger program emphasizes developing the organization by coaching a key executive.

Arizona State professor urges more focus on sustainability.

Poynter's NewsU aims to make distance learning as effective as a classroom experience.

University of Guadalajara's master's is offered in Spanish and completely online.

Students work with New York City's media innovators. 

Mid-career executives refine their organizations' strategies.

At Cronkite School, students get hands-on experience
Developers, engineers and journalism majors work together.

Universities can lead in incubation of new business models
Mark Briggs: make the classroom a center for experimentation


My Mooc experience and what it means
Working professionals thrive on online courses

Brian Stelter of the New York Times reaches out through social media

How to get over the fear of selling

Robert Niles offers practical advice to hyperlocal media entrepreneurs

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Medill builds on 30 years of entrepreneurial journalism

Seventh in a series on entrepreneurial journalism programs at universities and media organizations. 

Rich Gordon, Director of Digital
Innovation, Medill School of
Journalism, Northwestern U.
Rich Gordon is bemused by the recent proliferation of university programs in entrepreneurial journalism. The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University has been doing it for 30 years.

"We had classes here in our master's program where we required our students to create new publications and address the content, the audience, and the business plan of these publications," Gordon, director of digital innovation, said in an interview.

"I assume other schools didn't do it because it wasn't considered appropriate for journalists to be talking about business, students didn't want it, faculty couldn't teach it, and the job market didn't ask for it. I don't think the term 'entrepreneurial journalism' even existed a few years ago."