Mckenna Ross · Uncategorized

Selling and determining the worth of media

It seems like 2018 and 2019 has been marked with huge media company sales and mergers. Just a few weeks ago, we were all worried about Digital First’s offer to Gannett, and we’re still hearing about shifting staff sizes in Buzzfeed, McClatchy, Vice and more. But other areas of media are just beginning to boom.… Continue reading Selling and determining the worth of media

Casey Harrison · Uncategorized

Let’s start a startup (actually, let’s not and say we did)

If I had a dollar, or a dime, a nickel or penny or whatever small denomination of currency you wish to use for every time I heard someone say, We should start a podcast, I would be rich enough to never need to use that dumb cliche ever again. That phrase should win an award… Continue reading Let’s start a startup (actually, let’s not and say we did)

Uncategorized · Zimo Wang

Local news exist like oxygen

In China, we have a metaphor sentence structure: XXX is like oxygen, you won’t realize its importance until you lose it one day. In this case, I think “local journalism” fits the sentence. In the article “Gannett and the last great local hope”, the author said “a future without local newspapers is by now a… Continue reading Local news exist like oxygen

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