Archive for September, 2011

SPJ and RTDNA join forces for Excellence in Journalism

The Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association are putting on the Excellence in Journalism conference this week in New Orleans. It is the first time the two venerable journalism organizations have joined forces on an annual conference. I will be taking part in two sessions tomorrow: Ethics for Entrepreneurs, a […]

News Entrepeneuring 3.0: Great lineup Thursday at ONA11

As she always does, Jan Schaffer has put together another fantastic lineup for the pre-conference workshop at ONA11 (pasted below – hit the link for bios). And I’m honored to be a part of it. I’m also happy that Jane Harrigan, the awesome editor of my new book, will be there, too. After reading about […]

A cautionary tale: Big money, bigger headaches

Admit it: You’ve had the startup daydreams. They really kick in when you read that Company X just secured millions of dollars from a venture capital firm (for what seems like a pretty ordinary idea). “If I had millions of dollars,” the little voice in your head says, “I’d hit this one out of the […]

Jarvis: More demand, interest in news than ever

I put the finishing touches on the manuscript for Entrepreneurial Journalism this week. (The publisher, CQ Press, hopes to make it available in November.) While going through the final proofs, I pulled out a few interesting nuggets and thought I would share them here to give you a taste of what’s in the new book. […]

Planet Princeton: From freelance to Facebook to founder

Plowing through emails, tweets and RSS feeds last night, I found another great story of entrepreneurial journalism: Planet Princeton founder Krystal Knapp profiled by The News Frontier, an impressive and important project from the Columbia Journalism Review (and a good companion to Nieman Lab’s Encyclo). Knapp, who I had the pleasure of working with at […]