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Entrepreneurial Journalism Bootcamp

Course Details

  • Taught in January for one intense week
  • 3 hour class sessions in the mornings, 9:30-12:20 
  • Afternoon lab time for independent work, and an innovation trip once during the week
  • Private coaching available throughout the spring semester
  • This course allows students who otherwise could not dip their toes into the world of creating their own journalism venture to try this out and gain exposure to new ways of thinking about journalism. 
  • The course covers the process of opportunity identification, idea development, customer discovery, early product prototyping and iteration. It does not delve deeply into revenue generation methodology, nor does it cover marketing and growth as deeply as the full 3-credit course.  
  • Students who take this January module benefit from exposure to entrepreneurial journalism without having to forego another course during the semester, and without adding the stress of taking another course at the same time as they are working on a full spring course load. 
  • The premise and the promise of the course is similar but scaled down from the longer version of the Startup Sprint course, and students interested in getting a head start on the full spring course can take both if they choose to do so.