When people hear you’re majoring in Journalism, you usually get one of three reactions. The most common is doubt. They’ll say, “Do you really think you’ll make any money doing that?” Another is surprise. They’ll tell you how “unique” your choice is. Finally, there is well-intended guidance that comes off sounding condescending. They’ll tell you… Continue reading The Power of a Journalism Degree
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?
This past week, my MSU media entrepreneurship class took a quick trip to The Hatch on Grand River. The Hatch is a program that helps student entrepreneurs grow ideas. I have had some friends use the Hatch’s resources to help get their company’s website up-to-date and figure out funding, but I personally never thought I would… Continue reading Hatching new ideas
All entrepreneurs have something in common: they’re creative, resilient and brave. They don’t take no for an answer. However, even the most successful ones had to work hard to find their perfect startup idea. Unfortunately, like money, startup ideas don’t grow on trees. Paul Graham, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, said it best: “The way to… Continue reading Startup Ideas Don’t Grow on Trees
At a young age, I discovered a love of writing. I wrote full-length stories, complete with compelling female characters who took on everything from fighting crime to everyday life in the suburbs. I also created my own magazines, cutting out pictures from real publications and gluing them onto my own articles, stapling the whole bundle… Continue reading Life of a wanna-be journalist: A state of resilience
Media is known to be a quick-moving entity. When I was younger, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were barely in existence. Now, they are taking over the world generation by generation. This, however, doesn’t mean that more traditional ways of media consumption are dying off. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, daytime… Continue reading Media is reinventing itself
When I tell people I am studying journalism, I am often met with surprise and sarcasm. In their eyes, the importance of journalism and media is fleeting – because, in their eyes, journalism is synonymous with “fake news” and social media. This only feeds my passion more, however, because I know that strong journalism is… Continue reading Media: A demand for on-demand
The media landscape is changing, but it’s not all bad.
Chase Rickaby grew up in Nelson, British Columbia, and by the age of 16 he had discovered a passion for photography and content creation. After college, he spent some years doing outreach work in Calgary. While creative work was always a hobby, it became a sort of part-time job as Tamarack Media Co. alongside his full-time… Continue reading Hard Work and Authenticity – a Q&A with Chase Rickaby
Betty Young started her own company, bsYOUNG & associates ltd, 30 years ago. During that time, her business has evolved from an advertising firm and publishers’ representative firm to a publisher in her own right. As an advertiser, she began working in the masonry industry and quickly learned the industry’s language and needs. Today, she… Continue reading Who’d Have Thought? 30 Years of Pivoting Leads to a National Masonry Magazine