Six Traits of Successful Entrepreneurial Journalists

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February 09, 2012 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Six Traits of Successful Entrepreneurial Journalists
Originally Broadcast On:
February 09, 2012
Time Estimate:
An hour for the main presentation and about 15 minutes for additional questions.

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Digital news startups, from Huffington Post to neighborhood blogs, are showing what the future of journalism looks like today. This one-hour Webinar will help you understand how they make it work, from smart content decisions to diversified revenue models and savvy use of social media.

Even if you're not an entrepreneur, you'll learn how to cultivate innovation in your own organization and how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Entrepreneurial journalism doesn't mean you have to go start your own company. It's about creating new products, new markets, new ideas and new businesses to capture some of economic benefit to fuel future products, markets and ideas -- important concepts in today's rapidly changing digital media landscape.

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What Will I Learn:
  • What is the current digital news landscape and who are new players in it
  • How digital news startups make money, whether for-profit on non-profit
  • The common trait among successful news entrepreneurs
Who Should Take this Course:

Anyone interested in learning how successful news entrepreneurs developed their ideas into real businesses, making real money with innovative approaches to digital publishing.

Course Instructor:

Mark Briggs

Mark Briggs is director of digital media at King 5 TV in Seattle and the author of Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to Build What's Next for News, published by CQ Press. He also is a Ford Fellow of Entrepreneurial Journalism at The Poynter Institute and is the editor of the blog Journalism 2.0. He is the instructor for several courses at Poynter's NewsU, including Becoming an Entrepreneurial Journalist: From Idea to Implementation, Entrepreneurial Journalism: Revenue and Marketing and Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed.

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