Kaitlyn Kelley

Money might be important, but it’s not the ‘driving factor’

We’ve talked a lot in JRN 450 about podcasts and how successful they are becoming. Recently, Spotify bought Gimlet Media for around $230 million. That’s a lot of money. In a Vulture article first announcing that the deal might happen, it’s said that acquiring Gimlet will help in Spotify’s push into podcasting. Because there is… Continue reading Money might be important, but it’s not the ‘driving factor’

Kaitlyn Kelley

We have to Start(Up) somewhere

I’m not a podcast listener. This is probably a very unpopular journalism major thing, but I’m still very aware of the growing popularity of podcasts! I’m even one of the producers of a new podcast called Snewscast (yay for trying new things!) Anyway, listening to the first few episodes of “StartUp” by Gimlet Media was… Continue reading We have to Start(Up) somewhere

Kaitlyn Kelley · Uncategorized

Journalism is important, especially when it’s local

Like our JRN 450 class talked about last week, Gannett, Buzzfeed, HuffPost and other media organizations are experiencing layoffs. This seemed like a concern among those journalism majors who plan on working in the industry after graduation. I think it’s a concern for me, whether or not I end up reporting after I graduate next… Continue reading Journalism is important, especially when it’s local

Kaitlyn Kelley

I’m still scared of startup ideas, but I have some hope now

I … am very bad at coming up with ideas. I don’t know why, but I always struggle with creating ideas, even when it comes to school projects or story ideas. So I was very scared when I found out that everyone would have to pitch a startup idea in my media entrepreneurship course at… Continue reading I’m still scared of startup ideas, but I have some hope now