Katie Kalass

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Media

When it comes to print journalism, reputation means everything. With local news disappearing, and magazine or newspaper staff declining, the big names may be the lone survivors of the industry. How does a major name like Fortune Magazine, for example, stay alive during this deterioration of magazines? For starters, they’ve used their reputation in the… Continue reading Navigating the Stormy Seas of Media

Derrick Niu · Katie Kalass · Mckenna Ross · Rianna Middleton · Sydney Naseef · Trevor Toczydlowski

Is it possible to distinct Coney Island competition?

Coneys are a staple here in East Lansing and throughout Michigan. Determined to understand how so many diner joints survive in a fierce marketplace, @katiekalass, @bigtee724, @riannamiddleton, @jingqiangniu and I took a look at three of the ones located here in East Lansing. Most Coneys feature reasonably priced food and a strong sense of community.… Continue reading Is it possible to distinct Coney Island competition?

Katie Kalass

SOS: It’s Time to Save Local News

While we navigate through a transformative period of news and media, one fact holds true: we will always need news. Nonetheless, it’s changing — and changing fast. As we rebuild the news media, journalists all over the world are losing their jobs. There are few remaining local reporters; yet, our need for coverage increases everyday.… Continue reading SOS: It’s Time to Save Local News

Katie Kalass

Taking Control of Our Industry, One Idea at a Time.

To be honest with you, I wasn’t sure what to expect when we took a class trip to the Hatch. Through VIM Magazine, and other media platforms at MSU, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing students that actively work with the Hatch on startup ideas. Last year, I sat down with a young fashion designer… Continue reading Taking Control of Our Industry, One Idea at a Time.

Katie Kalass

Navigating Innovation, One Idea At A Time

I ’ve always wanted to be a writer. I was drawn to the news industry for the opportunity to use creativity and language, and to give a voice to the people and events that shape our world. Today, I’ve realized that journalism professionals are responsible for much more than that. It’s time for us to… Continue reading Navigating Innovation, One Idea At A Time