Before becoming an award-winning journalist, Dorothy Hernandez was a kid growing in Chicago helping her mom fill orders for her “famous lumpia shanghai and empanadas.” But she didn’t intend to stay in the kitchen. After graduating from college, she became a copy editor and web producer at the Chicago Tribune. She then moved to Michigan… Continue reading How Dorothy Hernandez Combines Entrepreneurship and Journalism
“Startup success can be engineered by following the process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.” – Eric Ries Pretty much everything you encounter in life is part of a process. Right now I am in the process of looking for a job after graduation. Like any other process, my… Continue reading The Test for Success
I am sure most of you are familiar with the song, “Nobody’s Perfect” by Miley Cyrus. If you are not, it goes something like this: Nobody’s perfect, I gotta work it, again and again, ’til I get it right. Nobody’s perfect, you live and you learn it, and if I mess it up sometimes, nobody’s… Continue reading You Live and You Learn It
“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.” ~ John C Maxwell We’ve all heard the phrase competition is all fun and games until someone… Continue reading Beat Your Competition in the Race to the Finish Line
Most of us have either played darts, practiced archery, or hunted before. If not, the main concepts of these activities are to make your target (preferably the bullseye which gets you a lot of points). While this might seem like a simple task to some, it is incredibly hard and takes much practice. The… Continue reading Hit the (Market) Bullseye to Find Startup Success
Have you ever heard the phrase, “preparation is the key?” Well when it comes to building a news media startup, preparation is the key. It is important to know where you stand in the scheme of things and the changes that are happening in the real world. Who is your audience? What are you offering? What… Continue reading Ready to Launch in 3…2…1…
“Their goal in ‘Breaking News’ is to encourage news executives to apply the lessons of disruption to the media industry as a means of charting new paths to survival and success.” – Clayton M. Christensen So what does this mean? According to the article, “Breaking News: Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism” by Clayton… Continue reading Starting Up on the Right Track
Before stepping into the main discussion of this blog, I would like to explain my personal history with the news media industry. Growing up, I was introduced to news at a very young age. In fact, I cannot remember a morning before school when the local news station or Today Show was not playing on… Continue reading Is Local TV News Shrinking or Growing?