Startup Journalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Startup Journalism

Fall 2022

Taught By: Blake Eskin

Section: AX

CRN: 14609

Credits: 4

Digital tools allow anyone to find new ways of meeting the information needs of communities united by geography, identity, and common interests. Entrepreneurial journalists have found ways to get paid using these tools. Paid subscribers support newsletters about everything from progressive politics to perfume; podcasters and TikTokers seek crowdfunding; newsrooms with nonprofit status focus on single issues such as gun violence, big tech, and higher education. In this course, students will prototype a journalistic product of their own devising using a design process and lean startup principles. Students will also explore a wide array of examples of 21st-century journalism: global and local, successes and failures, inspiring models and cautionary tales. This course satisfies the Form Elective requirement for the Journalism + Design major. After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:12pm 8/19/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 258

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022