Monthly Archives: August 2014

Let’s Focus on The Problem

Hi, DMSers. Yesterday we started our discussion about The Problem — Successful entrepreneurs tend to focus on fixing problems that exist in the fields they are truly passionate about. That’s what you’ll start doing with Homework 1.

I’m sharing two articles to help with this brainstorming task:

If you find interesting articles on this topic, please share them with the rest of the class via the comments section below.

Those of you on Twitter might consider following me (@DebraJChico). I often share resources about entrepreneurial journalism via that channel.

Have a safe and restful Labor Day weekend.


How do you consume the news?

Greetings DMSers. One of our discussion topics for Wednesday’s class is to examine how we consume news. From this discussion we can see where we as a group fit into some of the latest research findings from the Pew Research Center and how we’re impacting the financial bottom line of news organizations.

I’d like you to spend some time before class pondering these types of questions:

  • In your average day, when do you check the news?
  • How do you access the news – via TV, radio, tablet device, in print for magazines or newspapers?
  • Do you pay for any news subscriptions? If yes, which ones and why are those outlets worth your money?
  • What are your preferred news sources and why?
  • Do you find yourself going to different sources for different types of news?

By examining how consumers access and digest news, we can begin to understand both the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the digital journalism space.