Per Fall 2014, Tamara Witschge (University of Groningen) and I are engaging in a large-scale project investigating entrepreneurialism in journalism and society. Our project - culminating in a book titled Beyond Journalism which we hope to publish with Polity Press in 2016 or 2017 - in the first wave involves a series of pilot studies (based on the case study research method) of journalism startups around the world. The legwork for this project is partly done by the talented students of our masters program in Journalistiek en Media (Dutch language) at the University of Amsterdam.
Coinciding this project, Tamara and I (sometimes together, sometimes alone) will speak and participate at various conferences and discussions on entrepreneurial journalism. Below are the dates and details of these engagements - updates will follow throughout the year. Please drop by and talk with us about projects of mutual interest and concern!
January 15: Conference on "Leren van scripties" at Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
January 22: Panel debate on Entrepreneurial Journalism at Windesheim College, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
February 12: Keynote on "De journalist als ondernemer" at the Logeion conference, Leiden, The Netherlands.
February 23: Guest talk on "Media entrepreneurship" at Media & Journalistiek of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
February 27: Participants at the Journalism Entrepreneurship Summit at Google Campus, London, UK.
March 13: Participants at the graduation seminar on journalism entrepreneurship at the Journalistiek en Media MA, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
March 23-24: Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
April 10-11: Speaker at the Online Journalism Conference of Northwestern University, Chicago, US.
April 16-18: Speaker on "Startup journalism" at the International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy.
More dates and details TBA.