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