Tag Archives: journalism

Brief Hiatus

16 Nov

Hey folks. I apologize for the lack of new posts this week so far. Unfortunately, this business plan is kicking my ass and for the time being it’s all I’m focusing on. Regular programming (for the time being) will resume on Friday. Please be patient.

Foursquare Equals the NY Times Style Section?

12 Nov

We had a great panel in class today featuring, among others, Rachel Sklar of Mediaite and Cody Brown of Kommons. Many interesting things about the future were brought up but one really struck me as being interesting…

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The Mullet Strategy (And Other Things)

5 Nov

I never thought I’d have the opportunity to tag one of my blog entries with the word “mullets,” but thanks to Jonah Peretti’s visit to my class today I can do just that and more. Peretti, the founder of BuzzFeed and one of the co-founders of The Huffington Post came in today to give us ignorant undergrads a talk about how to make our content viral. All in all it was pretty funny, informative, and mullet-tastic.

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Q&A: Erica Reitman of Fucked In Park Slope

2 Nov

This Q&A marks the end of the short lived and only slightly ignored Q&A series. Are you as sad as I am? I hope so. Anywho, our final subject is the lovely Erica Reitman of Fucked In Park Slope, a blog in which she documents all of the extremely absurd crap that goes on there on a daily basis (see: naked pool party with Marky Markowitz). It kind of makes me wish that I lived there, though there are enough weird shenanigans (see: random person stabbing all the posters of Cher in the Graham Ave subway station with a huge knife) going on in the East Williamsburg/Bushwick border void to keep me entertained for the time being. Check out her thoughts on everything ever after the jump:

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Advice from the Twitterverse

27 Oct

A conversation about the wonders of Shake Shack led me to talking about blog stuffs with @lgesin, a teacher from my area of Jersey who does an ecommerce class for seniors. They’re actually doing the same thing that I’m doing in my class as a soon-to-be senior in college, which was certainly a surprise. I wish my high school offered classes about ecommerce. But I digress.

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Advertising Digitally: Some Easy Steps and MORE

21 Oct

Just in time to quell my anxiety about monetizing my site comes this interesting lecture with the lovely Jennifer Pasiakos. A successful marketing honcho, she came to our class to give us the details on the various types of digital advertising and how we can incorporate it into our sites (provided that we have the cashmonies to do so). Her steps to success and a bit more after the jump:

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Midterm Thoughts

19 Oct

The semester is almost halfway over. Personally, I’m shocked by how fast it’s gone by so far. With the first draft of my formal business plan due about a month from now, I’m focusing in on figuring out the rest of my site idea. The major issue is still monetizing it, given that I haven’t figured out a fool proof method as of now. More rambling on the subject after the jump:

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