For next week:
Tow Center Report on Post-Industrial Journalism: http://towcenter.org/research/post-industrial-journalism/
Why Journalists Are Becoming Entrepreneurs http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131113184643-6114706-why-journalists-are-becoming-entrepreneurs
Do before next class: Watch Page One movie. This is a tale of disruption in one news organization (New York Times) but some of the lessons apply beyond journalism. You should write down at least one concrete observation you made about disruption from the film. It’s already getting a little bit dated, but the major themes are still relevant. The film is available on Netflix and we have some copies you can check out from the journalism office in room 300. Try Googling it, too, as there may be other ways to watch it online.
Respond to questions about the readings and film here in a comment on this post. You do NOT have to be a contributor to the blog in order to do this, but I will be setting you all up as contributors eventually: https://jpreneur.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/response-to-readings-week-one/
Start thinking. What is your best media business idea? Hint: Think about a problem you could solve or a pain you could cure.
Join class Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/138719566294582/
If you did not have a Twitter handle on your card, set up an account and send it to me. Please do upload a photo/avatar of some kind so that we aren’t all staring at generic egg-like thingies, and fill out the bio section. Here is how to find me: https://twitter.com/Brizzyc. This is a helpful guide to Twitter with some basics for those new to it, and I can also do a brief intro to it: http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/
Use the hashtag #jpreneur on Twitter at least once to reflect on the film and/or share a link relevant to journalism entrepreneurship.
Class blog set up – I will be sending you an invite to be a contributor to the class blog. Stay tuned.
Send me brief bio of yourself for the class blog. Just tell a little bit about yourself so we can make a little roster. Mine’s a bit too long, but e.g. http://changingnewsroom.wordpress.com/about-me/