Bridget Bartos · Kaitlyn Kelley · Michael Epps · Ruta Ulcinaite

A Semester of work on one project

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

Kaitlyn Kelley

Social media: It’s not all about popular

Social. Media. Presence. It’s something that I think about when it comes to my personal profiles and is something I’ve started thinking about when it comes to my group’s digital media startup idea. What is our ultimate goal with the startup? Which platforms will be the best for us to use and reach our audience… Continue reading Social media: It’s not all about popular

Kaitlyn Kelley

Making connections, being hardworking will get you far

Ever since I started taking journalism classes at MSU, I’ve heard about the importance of making connections with other people in the journalism world. It’s something that I’ve continued to hear when having guest speakers come into my classes, when listening to my professors’ stories about their journalism-related experiences and when talking to my peers… Continue reading Making connections, being hardworking will get you far

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’

Bridget Bartos · Kaitlyn Kelley · Michael Epps · Ruta Ulcinaite

The Coney Quest: How visiting three Coney Islands taught us about branding

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

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