Teaching Entrepreneurial Journalism
Thinking about j-school? This video is a good example of what the more progressive programs are beginning to teach.
CUNY Professor Chris Anderson tells us about his Entrepreneurial Journalism course, in which his students study new (and theoretical) business models, meet industry people, and then pitch then their own “journalism business.” The first class was a mixed bunch, he told us, just like any handful of people would be. Some were excited by the challenge, others found it off-putting. But almost all of them, he said, had to grapple with the realization that getting a job at a daily might not be the best out-of-college move anymore.
Chris’ book, Networking the News: The Struggle to Rebuild Metropolitan Journalism, will be published late 2012 by Temple University Press.