This panel will examine the professional values of journalists working in a new media economy, in particular scrutinizing case studies of entrepreneurial journalism in post-soviet countries. Topics include entrepreneurial journalism and modernization of curriculum. The principle of entrepreneurship becomes integral in the system of journalistic education and journalism practice. The panel will provide comparative analysis of motivations to open journalist start-ups, illustrate particular stories with the help of an interactive online-media map of post-soviet countries, and discuss what mission in the profession journalists entrepreneurs perceive.
Panelists will discuss the following questions: How does media entrepreneurship changes the concept of Journalism education? What are motivations for the establishing online startups? What business models emerge and how to achieve sustainability of startups? What job place journalists chose: Corporation or Entrepreneurship? How journalists conceive their professional success in the digital news ecosystem? How media entrepreneurship supports journalism education? What are the Regional Journalism in the Context of Modern Media Research? Panelists will focus on the importance of international experience in the entrepreneurial journalism education. They represent post-soviet countries, such as Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.