What skills, traits do journalists need to become more entrepreneurial?

In this week's career chat, we talked to Doug Mitchell and Alli Joseph, the folks behind NewU: News Entrepreneurs Working Through UNITY.

Created in 2009, NewU is a program for journalists of color who want to become entrepreneurs. New U's financial sponsor, UNITY, recently received a $200,000 Ford Foundation grant to continue the project.

During the chat, Mitchell talked about the key skills and traits that journalists need to become more entrepreneurial. He also gave examples of how these skills have helped journalists, and why it's increasingly important to be entrepreneurial. (You can read some of Poynter.org's previous coverage on entrepreneurial journalism here.)

You can revisit this page at any time to replay the chat.

  • Joe Grimm

    Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at the Michigan State University School of Journalism. He runs the JobsPage Website.


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