The growth of social media, blogs, and multi-media online publications is creating new and inspiring opportunities. Along with the fundamentals of reporting, journalism students need to learn how to be innovators. They also need more technology and business tools in their tool box to make themselves marketable. Entrepreneurial Journalism is an emerging area of instruction in North America, but it’s not yet being taught at most Canadian universities.
This fellowship will concentrate on the study and practice of Entrepreneurial Journalism. This can be defined as the development and creation of new, media ventures as well as simply bringing innovation into an existing company.
Carleton University’s Technology Innovation team is interested in exploring business models for journalism entrepreneurs and I’m interested in forging links between the Sprott School of Business and Carleton’s School of Journalism.
The result would be the development of a workshop course in the subject as well as a working, on-line enterprise for students to develop.