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1st Edition

Entrepreneurial Journalism
How to go it alone and launch your dream digital project

ISBN 9781138190368
Published January 6, 2017 by Routledge
196 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Entrepreneurial Journalism explains how, in the age of online journalism, digital-savvy media practitioners are building their careers by using low-cost digital technologies to create unique news platforms and cultivate diverse readerships. The book also offers a range of techniques and tips that will help readers achieve the same. Its opening chapters introduce a conceptual understanding of the business behind entrepreneurial journalism. The second half of the book then presents practical guidance on how to work successfully online.

Topics include:

• advice on launching digital start-ups;

• how to use key analytics to track and focus readership;

• engaging with mobile journalism by utilising smartphone and app technology;

• developing revenue streams that can make digital journalism sustainable;

• legal and ethical dilemmas faced in a modern newsroom;

• the challenges of producing news for mobile readers.

The book features leading figures from the BBC, Google and the Guardian, as well as some of Britain’s best entrepreneurial reporters, who offer advice on thriving in this developing media landscape. Additional support comes from an online resource bank, suggesting a variety of free tools to create online news content.

Entrepreneurial Journalism is an invaluable resource for both practising journalists and students of journalism.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Contributors



  1. What is News and what is Journalism in 2016?
  2. Contribution from Catherine O’Connor and Rebecca Whittington

  3. The Business of Journalism
  4. Contribution from Andrew Youde

  5. Innovation
  6. Building your idea
  7. Being an Entrepreneurial Journalist
  8. Contribution from Wayne Bailey

  9. Starting your website and writing online
  10. Engaging, measuring and reacting to your audience
  11. Your smartphone as your best reporting tool
  12. Lindsay Eastwood

  13. Using social media to promote your work
  14. The boundaries you must not cross and remaining ethical in the Journalistic Wild West

Contribution from Nigel Green


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Paul Marsden lectures at Leeds Trinity University, UK. He specialises in online journalism, teaching trainee journalists how to build news websites, use technology to tell stories in innovative ways and utilise social platforms to build an audience and generate income from digital reporting.