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Teaching Entrepreneurial Journalism: Lessons from CUNYJ

Teaching Entrepreneurial Journalism: Lessons from CUNYJ

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Observations on Entrepreneurial Journalism
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#OPENEJ

Teaching
Entrepreneurial Journalism
Lessons Learned & What’s Ahead

@jeremycaplan

The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

#OPENEJ
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism

bit.ly/entrepjourno

@jeremycaplan

3 Areas of Focus

Education Research Incubation
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Goals

Journalism Leaders Successful Startups

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Our Education Program

15 Weeks 5 Courses

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Our Education Program

Biz Basics Tech Immersion Incubation
New Biz Models for News

Apprenticeship

3 Types of Students

Mid-Career Journalists

Top Grad Students Techies/Bizzies
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3 Types of Startups

Content Platform Mobile
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The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism Preparing for 2012

125 Early Applications... 38 Countries 12 Spots
Info/Apply: bit.ly/entrepjourno

GLOBAL INTEREST: 38 Countries

What are Applicants Looking For?

Sparks of Inspiration Skills & Tools A Lab for Looking Ahead

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2 Keys to Teaching Entrepreneurial Journalism: Hands-On & Real-World

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Entrepreneurial Journalism

Thoughts on Teaching

#CURRICULUM #COMMUNITY #CROSS-BORDER

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#CURRICULUM = how journo startups do traditional reporting/writing

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#CURRICULUM = how journo startups use social media and multimedia

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#CURRICULUM = how journo startups wrestle with ethical questions

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#COMMUNITY = reaching out to local and ethnic journalism orgs

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#COMMUNITY = reaching out to startups outside of journalism

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#COMMUNITY = reaching out to the public with open events

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#CROSS-BORDER = looking outside the U.S. to share what we’re learning

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#CROSS-BORDER = looking outside the U.S. to learn from new projects

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#CROSS-BORDER = looking outside the U.S. to try new teaching approaches

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#METHOD = case studies learning from the world

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#METHOD = incubating projects to learn from one another

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#METHOD = getting real
getting help, getting public, failing fast

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#SPECIFICS = case studies
Columbia, Poynter, CUNY & HBS

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#SPECIFICS = partners
Hacks/Hackers, General Assembly

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#SPECIFICS = openness
ohours.org, open syllabi, open speakers

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#silo

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#tower

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#island

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

Beta Semester Spring 2011

The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism
@ The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Inaugural Certificate Class: Beta Semester Spring 2011

Launching a Startup...

HACK THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

THE CUNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNALISM

NEW M.A. & CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

4-MONTH PILOT PROGRAM OPEN TO HACKS AND HACKERS ALIKE LAUNCHES IN FEBRUARY
FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR TOP CANDIDATES APPLY BY JAN. 21
For more info e-mail Jeremy Caplan, Director of Education: jeremy.caplan@journalism.cuny.edu or visit: http://bit.ly/entrepjourno

Partnerships

Biz & CS Programs Accelerators Non-Media Startups

New Projects

Ethnic Media Initiative

Skills Modules
International Outreach

Apprenticeships 2011
Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

@jeremycaplan

Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

Apprenticeship Program

The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism
@ The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

What Worked Well

Efficient Learning
Fruitful Cross-Pollination

Brainpower Boosts

What We Learned

Real World-ism Helps
Partnerships are Crucial

Prototypes Matter

Interested in learning more?
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism
2012 Program in New York City

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More Info: bit.ly/entrepjourno Contact Me:
jeremy@jeremycaplan.com

Follow me on Twitter: @jeremycaplan @jeremycaplan

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