Throughout the semester, we have been working on one big project: Creating MIJRN Connect. MIJRN Connect is a digital media startup idea that our group came up with that would create a new and easy way to gain professional guidance and personal tips about interviews and job openings. We started the process with just one… Continue reading A Semester of work on one project
In class right now, we are working on discovering which social media is most suitable for our new companies needs. Each team has been tasked with creating a new way for Journalism students or students in general to find jobs and get connected with future employers. There is clearly an issue with professionals in the… Continue reading Which Social is the Best Social?
From a young age, the no idea is a bad idea concept has been drilled into my head. Even though you know the concept, it still sucks hearing no. Nobody wants to hear no to something the know is good, or that they poured their heart and soul into. But according to the Masters of… Continue reading Bad ideas actually aren’t that bad
This week we had two guest speakers: John Hill, an MSU graduate who didn’t end up in journalism, exactly; and Julianne Pepitone, a journalist who went from working at CNNMoney, to NBC, to being her own boss as a very entrepreneurial freelancer. I know that I don’t want to end up working in journalism, so… Continue reading First Hand: Talking to entrepreneurial journalists
This past week, our media entrepreneurship class at Michigan State was tasked with quite a strange (but very helpful) project: visit and eat at three different Coney Islands. At first, we were a little confused. Why would we visit three of the same restaurants just to eat the same thing: A classic Coney dog? But… Continue reading The Coney Quest: How visiting three Coney Islands taught us about branding
Like everything in media, we try and stay away from things that are new and scary, then they become popular, and then we are late to the game. I started hearing about podcasts a lot about a year ago, but they have been around way longer than that. I remember being in high school and… Continue reading Podcasts: The new thing we used to be scared of
Our class has been requiring us to listen to a lot of podcasts. I’m not going to lie, I used to hate them. I thought they were for “old people” and were just old men discussing things like politics and sports. Once again, as I seem to be often in this entrepreneurial learning process, I… Continue reading The real tea on podcasts (Startup, specifically)
(No, because the world would end without it). As some of you may know, Gannett, a major news corporation that never seemed like it would end, and BuzzFeed, a hugely popular and trendy news site, both recently laid off massive numbers of staff. For a young journalist or any journalist for that matter, this is… Continue reading Is journalism actually dying?
This past week, my MSU media entrepreneurship class took a quick trip to The Hatch on Grand River. The Hatch is a program that helps student entrepreneurs grow ideas. I have had some friends use the Hatch’s resources to help get their company’s website up-to-date and figure out funding, but I personally never thought I would… Continue reading Hatching new ideas
Media is known to be a quick-moving entity. When I was younger, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were barely in existence. Now, they are taking over the world generation by generation. This, however, doesn’t mean that more traditional ways of media consumption are dying off. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, daytime… Continue reading Media is reinventing itself