Apply now for the Spring 2022 Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program.
Those who successfully complete the program will learn to:
- Understand market needs and identify their niche by interviewing community members and stakeholders, and conducting market research. Graduates will be able to reflect on the desirability and feasibility of product ideas to assess their potential viability.
- Serve and grow an audience. Graduates will know how to apply tactics to build a product, grow a following, to market a project beyond its initial user base, and to engage with their community on an ongoing basis.
- Develop a revenue portfolio by analyzing and testing potential monetization strategies for their new product or initiative. Graduates will also learn to identify tools and platforms for serving a community through newsletters, podcasts, and digital events or platforms.
- Sharpen survival skills like sales and negotiation techniques, cultural competency, collaboration skills, personal finance and self-care and resiliency. Graduates will also refine their ability to present their product ideas clearly and persuasively.
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Understand market needs and revenue opportunities
Grow a community and build an audience
Sharpen sustainability and survival skills
Develop a revenue portfolio
I’m no stranger to entrepreneurship programs – I taught dozens of them…But this program was very different – designed for mission oriented journalism startups…It gave me structure and a rigorous curriculum to get Tech Policy Press going.
Tech Policy Press
The fellowship took me on a journey that completely revolutionized my thinking about journalism…The program actually gave us all the tools we needed to run African Ringer and turn it into a mini-media empire.
Through this program, I met (virtually) many interesting, passionate journalists…They helped me think of various out-of-the-box ideas for exploring things I would not have otherwise considered.
The Straight Line
MEET OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNALISM ALUMNI
Brandon Sugiyama set out to develop motion graphics resources for journalists, news organizations and documentary filmmakers to empower them to create engaging visual storytelling.
Romina Mella is senior investigative reporter and founding member of IDL-Reporteros, the first digital, non-profit media outlet in Peru wholly dedicated to investigative journalism.
Linda Rath-Wiggins is the co-founder and CEO of Vragments, a Berlin-based VR startup that creates VR experiences in collaboration with newsrooms.
Creators in Residence to Help Advance Entrepreneurial Initiatives
Yvonne Leow, founder of Bewilder, and Hillary Frey, former HuffPost executive editor, will join us for a year.
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