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The power of learning about entreprenuership

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

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

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Entrepreneurship is Possible No Matter What you Study, Take it from the Professionals

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

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

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Who’s Responsible for the Decline of Media?

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?