By Rob Denton
The work of student journalism entrepreneurs was showcased Friday afternoon at AEJMC.
The panel displayed and discussed the work as well as how they teach entrepreneurialism in the realm of media.
Dan Reimold teaches at the University of Tampa and runs the College Media Matters blog and said that many students create alternative platforms to discuss student life.
The Tab, a tabloid covering Cambridge, has shaken up student media, he said. The publication claims more than 200,000 views a month and cover what they say the student body wants to read about.
Reimold also showcased students who create their own brands on different platforms. Feminist Taylor Swift is one example of a college-student content creator that became extremely popular on Twitter.
Carrie Brown Smith, a journalism professor at the University of Memphis, teaches group-based entrepreneurial media classes. Her students learn the process of building a business by putting together a 10-minute investor pitch.
Howard University’s Yanick Rice Lamb encouraged cross-campus collaboration between business and media.