Doug Black is a family man first. Growing up in Michigan with two brothers, he knows the value of family. Raising three kids was no easy feat either, but he says family is what pushes him forward. Next to family however, Doug’s passion is communication. He has been an expert in the field for over… Continue reading Meet Communication Expert Doug Black
Entrepreneurship. Before this course that word scared me. How was I supposed to think of the next best thing and idea right on the spot? I thought it was impossible. But I’ve learned entrepreneurship is a journey, not a race. No matter your background or education, everyone has the opportunity to create something amazing whether… Continue reading The power of learning about entreprenuership
It is undeniable that social media marketing is becoming more and more valuable. The top five most successful social media platforms to market on include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube. However, it’s important to know exactly what social media platform you should invest and use to benefit your company or business the most. It… Continue reading Put it on all the socials? Not so fast.
As a journalist I constantly worry about financial security. Journalism is not a career you get into for the money. (Sorry, Mom.) Journalism is something you get into because you are passionate about it and you care about it. What I’m learning now is that there are other means of making money in this business.… Continue reading Entrepreneurship is Possible No Matter What you Study, Take it from the Professionals
Last week I had written a piece on Gimlet and how co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber had to go through hell and back to get the company on it’s feet. Gimlet, a network of podcasts focusing on narrative journalism and storytelling, now belongs to Spotify. Alex and Matt sold the company for 230 million… Continue reading Media is Still Profitable
I had the chance to listen to the Startup Podcast by Gimlet. It’s a really unique opportunity to hear all the behind the scenes action of what happens when someone tries to start their own company – all the successes and all the failures. Season one focuses on a man named Alex Bloomberg. Alex had… Continue reading Let’s Talk Podcasts
Many newsroom employees are very quick to point their fingers at specific organizations and technologies for layoffs and declining local news overall. But who is really to blame? The rise of the internet? The rise of social media? Jeremy Littau wrote in his Slate article that the bad seed goes back to the 1980’s and… Continue reading Who’s Responsible for the Decline of Media?
I’m afraid of failure and rejection. So coming up with a creative and smart startup idea for class was giving me major anxiety.nI didn’t feel like I had the next great idea that could change the world. I knew I wasn’t Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, or Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx. So when we… Continue reading You Can Start a Startup, too
What is the first step in creating a successful startup? Well according to Reid Hoffman and his podcast Masters of Scale, it is to look and look and look for your big idea, and then act on it! A lot of people can think of all these great, successful ideas in their minds. However, not… Continue reading Starting a Startup and the Importance of Listening to your Audience
The media lives! Well it lives, but it’s not what it used to be. This week I looked at trends about key sectors in the U.S. news media industry, including everything from media audience to media economics. The Pew Research Center has been tracking data throughout the years to compare and analyze how media is… Continue reading How media is changing