New Journalists Emerge From Changing Climate

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Entrepreneurial Journalism covers several
platforms, all of which begin with technology.
The City University of New York, CUNY, is set to debut its new master's program in entrepreneurial journalism.

As the world of journalism changes, it's important for graduate schools for journalists such as CUNY to stay on top of both media and the changing platforms for which media is to be displayed.

Entrepreneurial journalism is described in the article "New Journalism Degree to Emphasize Start-Ups" by Tanzina Vega, as "pulling journalism, business and technology closer together."

What this means to me is the greater use of media journalism as means to start being heard and recognized as a journalist. Additionally, if students are acquiring entrepreneurial skills, they are more likely to start up journalism-based businesses that will, indeed, further the evolving journalism world.

The school finds this type of journalism to be so important that they're recommending that journalists who have fallen out of date with mainstream media to begin taking these classes.

"We're all very concerned about sustaining quality journalism, and we think the future of journalism is going to be entrepreneurial," said Stephen B. Shepard, the founding dean of the school and a former editor in chief of BusinessWeek.

This type of journalism is going to become the norm for all journalists. It's going to become apparative that journalists are familiar with a vast number of technological programs and devices and self-management skills in order to thrive in such a demanding job market.

It's exciting to know that unlike many practices that will be taught the same way today and in 100 years, journalism is transforming along with the changing times, in synch with the advances in technology.

3 comments:

Alejandro Caballero September 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

I am facinated by the idea that technology is allowing more branches of journalism to emerge.

There's a new concept out there called Immersive journalism.
Although it's still in a developing process, the whole purpose of immersive journalism is to allow readers to convey the sights, sounds, and feelings of news from abroad through a virtual world.

You might want to check out this video, which explains the main concept behind Immersive journalism.
http://www.immersivejournalism.com/?p=20

sheyenne.manning September 28, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

I am quite fascinated by the emerging types of technology driven journalism as well. I've never heard of Immersive journalism before you mentioned it, but it seems like it could really catch on.

The one thing I often wonder about, however, is how are these sorts of journalism going to catch the attention of the public? How does this differ from broadcast journalism and are people going to take it seriously?

taramaurer September 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

I really enjoyed the last paragraph of your article. It's so true, and it's amazing to think that we will be a part of this evolution.

While reading your story, my mind couldn't help but wander back to Nathan Wright's Forum. During his presentation, he emphasized the need for a entrepreneurial spirit. Similarly, your article talks about entrepreneurial journalism. I guess the court has spoken!

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