Tips for journalists preparing to launch a startup site

When you’re getting a journalism startup off the ground, you face a number of decision points. Who do you partner with? How do you bring in revenue? How do you get the word out about your project? We’ll discuss these and other key questions facing entrepreneurial journalists in a live chat with paidContent founder Rafat Ali, who is now working on his new startup, Skift.

In a live chat, Ali answered questions on specific decisions, including:

  • Fundraising strategies
  • Whether to provide original content on your site, vs. curating and aggregating
  • Hiring staff

You can replay the chat below for tips and insights.

Interested in learning more about generating revenue for startups? Consider applying for Poynter’s Revenue Camp for Entrepreneurial Journalists.

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  • Ilana Herring

    Startups are difficult. They require strategic leaderships and an entrepreneur mindset. The best place to acquire these traits is through an MBA program, online or otherwise.

  • http://twitter.com/edadams Edward Adams

    Rafat mentioned getting the right structure for your start-up. Those interested in that and other legal issues in tech start-ups might be interested in this video series from Bloomberg Law: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8685F97F49558EE