Understanding what works as a news product, and at the end of the day, choosing what news product to build can be a make or break for your solopreneurship journey. For some in a newsroom, the product development process is something you may or may not have encountered but not
What is a media solopreneur?We've experienced an unreal amount of unrest within the last year. The crisis behind journalism — both in its sustainability, trust, viability and growth, has only continued to grow. With the COVID-19 pandemic and a hot button election year, we've needed access to good, quality information
People have been going it solo for sometime now, and it's been referenced as a sort of renaissance in thinking. But taking a look at the history of how the web was created, we shouldn't really be all that surprised by what we ended up creating. Web 2.0 and
It seems easy enough, start up a Substack, kick off a podcast, or host a few events — you're well on your way to profitability. Wrong. While often touted as a way to democratize creation or put the tools into creators hands, there's a ton of time, energy, effort and resources
How can the creator economy disrupt the newsroom, and what should the newsroom be watching out for?The Viability of the SolopreneurIt seems easy enough, start up a Substack, kick off a podcast, or host a few events — you're well on your way to profitability. Wrong. While often touted and
How Web 2.0 paved the way for creators to well, create.The more that I dive into researching the media solopreneur, the more that I realize that we should have saw this coming. Web 2.0, or the evolution to the web towards being a participatory or social web,
The 'stable' media job is so yesterday — Erin Mikail Staples breaks down the media solopreneurship landscape.
As I dive into continuing my education in product development and product strategy, I find myself not just researching a past history of what has been created - but reaching out to those who are actively practicing the art, and discovering what I may need to do to get there.