Help for entrepreneurial journalists

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This might have come at just the right time as many media organization, including the one where I work, continue to transform.

Today, my friend Tom and I are attending the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s news collaboratory at the University of Missouri. You can be a part in the live blog beginning at 9 a.m.

The idea behind why we are here is to create a news incubator to help web-based entrepreneurial journalists. The reason is due to the increasing number of layoffs at media organization and the tremendous opportunity presented by the web.

We work with entrepreneurial journalists, citizens and organizations to create strategies and tools for high-quality Web-based journalism.

The people attending today’s talkfest will focus on four topics: building and integrating community, web-based news entrepreneurship, advertising and marketing and mobile.

You’ll here more from me as the day goes on.

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3 thoughts on “Help for entrepreneurial journalists

  1. Hi Jason,

    A lot of great thoughts in your blog.

    We run a project now which could bring new opportunities for we-media. I would be very thankful if we could discuss some specific issue we face now.

    Best regards,

  2. Nice work today, as usual.
    Would be interested in reading some collected ideas, esp. about building/tapping into community.
    Will the RJI create white papers of successful ideas of brainstorm sessions?

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