Michelle Ferrier & Gary Palin present at international conference on journalism entrepreneurship
Michelle Ferrier, an associate professor in the School of Communications, and Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, conducted a workshop on journalism entrepreneurship and experiments in diversity at the International Council for Small Business in Stockholm, Sweden on June 16. The workshop, “Emerging Journalism Innovations and the Role of the Academy,” examines media entrepreneurship and curricular and process-driven solutions.
The workshop explores the new realities of a fractured media landscape, examines areas for innovation, presents exemplars and invites participants to help identify the skills, knowledge and structures to build curricula around digital/journalism entrepreneurship for students and professionals.
Ferrier recently organized Journalism That Matters “Create or Die 2”, a mash-up of journalists, technologists, educators, community activists and artists currently experimenting with news forms and technologies for diverse audiences.
She hosted a session on digital identity and community mapping. The gathering, held June 2-5 at UNC-Greensboro, was sponsored by in part by the Elon University School of Communications and the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.