Startup Journalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism + Design

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Startup Journalism
Fall 2024
Taught By: Blake Eskin
Section: A

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 (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 1:38pm EDT 5/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024