Dutch graduate students visited four U.S. journalism startups between December 2015 and February 2016 to observe how these entrepreneurs “make it work” and, in the process, redefine what it means to be a journalist. Their work is part of Beyond Journalism, a study of entrepreneurial journalism by 2015-2016 RJI Fellows Tamara Witschge and Mark Deuze, both journalism professors in the Netherlands.

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InkaBinka: The news startup that’s actually a technology company
November 14, 2016

What motivates a California-based technology startup to automate news production and change the way news is produced? Acknowledgement? Disruption? Money? Based on my case study of InkaBinka, which started in 2013, the answer is all three.

Dutch graduate students visited four U.S. journalism startups between December 2015 and February 2016 to observe how these entrepreneurs “make it work” and, in the process, redefine what it means to be a journalist. Their work is part of Beyond Journalism, a study of entrepreneurial journalism by 2015-2016 RJI Fellows Tamara Witschge and Mark Deuze, both journalism professors in the Netherlands.

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  • Hyperlocal: The promise of entrepreneurial journalism

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    Hyperlocal: The promise of entrepreneurial journalism
    November 7, 2016

    One hyperlocal publisher that has proven to be a resilient player in online journalism is Corner Media Group, which was established in 2012. Founder and editor-in-chief Liena Zagare planted her flag in six different neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
  • The Common Reader: A quirky corner on the internet

    Beyond Journalism
    The Common Reader: A quirky corner on the internet
    November 3, 2016

    About nine months ago I happened upon an essay on The Common Reader, which is based in St. Louis. At that time, Ferguson, Missouri, was the center of attention around the world because of the riots following the shooting of Michael Brown.

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