“When I started footnoted* eight years ago, the idea was simple: to start a daily conversation that built upon some of the concepts that I covered in my book, Financial Fineprint.” It was a desire to keep that book alive and a mindset forged as a daily newspaper journalist that motivated Leder to start blogging […]
The deadline is Jan. 14 to apply for a new semester-long program in entrepreneurial journalism offered by City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. Fellowships and scholarships are available for top applicants.
Beyond writing, reporting and editing chops, thriving financially outside of a traditional newsroom requires one major skill that most journalists lack: salesmanship. Commercial considerations make many journalists squeamish because they are taught that their job is to inform the citizenry, tell compelling stories and bring truth to light. But like it or not, all of these goals require money.
An informal survey completed by 67 freelance business journalists indicates they make an average of $25,000 to $30,000 a year, and two of every five were laid off.
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) asked freelancers to respond to the survey in October and November.
SmartCEO monthly magazine, which started in 2001 in Baltimore and expanded to Washington, is adding an edition in Philadelphia next week. Associate Editor Rachel Cieri and Editor Jeanine Clingenpeel answer questions about the publication and the company: Q: Are you hiring any business journalists either full-time or as freelancers for the publication? If so, how […]
In what may be every media entrepreneur’s dream, just 11 months after launch, an aggregator of Minnesota news has attracted $1 million from The Dolan Co., which owns weekly business newspapers nationwide, and a Minneapolis public relations firm, Padilla Speer Beardsley. The site is BringMeTheNews.com, which Rick Kupchella founded in September 2009. He is a […]
Please note: Session recordings are no longer available, however PowerPoints and handouts may still be downloaded. For full access to archived session recordings, please visit the “How to be an Entrepreneur as a Journalist” self-guided training page. Check out the “Sales Strategies for Freelance Business Journalists” self-guided training page for more in-depth freelancer tips. The […]
The just announced 2010-2011 class of Donald W. Reynolds Fellows includes “entrepreneurs, digital game and Smartphone developers, and leaders in civic and print journalism,” according to the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. The fellows spend an academic year at the institute developing “new ways to gather, process and deliver news, information and advertising.” […]
Gina Edwards Gina Edwards picked the brains of many an entrepreneur in her 10 years as a business and investigative journalist at the Naples Daily News in Florida. Now, she and another former Daily News reporter have become entrepreneurs themselves “to put journalists back to work.” After three years of development, Edwards and business partner Cathy […]