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ARTICLE: Success in media entrepreneurship is not all about location

Media startups can survive and even flourish in areas previously thought to be less-than-optimal, write Cindy J. Price Schultz, of University of Wyoming, and Myrtle Jones, of Rochester Institute of Technology. The authors conducted case studies on two very different media companies, operating in rural Wyoming and the inner-city neighborhood of Harlem, New York, respectively. … Continued

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ARTICLE: How to prepare future journalists for entrepreneurship

A mixed-method course on entrepreneurship can boost students’ self-confidence and competence in launching start-ups, Renee Barnes and Margarietha J. de Villiers Scheepers, both of University of Sunshine Coast, write. The authors designed and piloted a college-level entrepreneurship course, attended by 26 journalism, design, and business students. The course consisted of workshops, self-learning, creating a business … Continued

REPORT: J-business ecosystem in the UK found lacking

The journalism entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UK is rated at an average of 5,6 out of 10, writes Fran├žois Nel, of University of Central Lancashire. Nel asked the attendees to the Journalism Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 to rate the conditions in UK on four scales: entrepreneurs, funding & support agencies, researchers and educators, and policy. The … Continued

CFP: How and to what should entrepreneurial journalists be trained?

An upcoming special issue of the journal Journalism Practice will discuss entrepreneurial journalism, and abstract submissions for it are henceforth welcome. Of especial interest are issues revolving around teaching of entrepreneurial journalism: best practices, problems and comparisons. The second theme of the issue seems to be that of values and ethics of the practice. The … Continued