Adam Westbrook’s latest e-book a must-read for “next generation journalists”
English journalism blogger Adam Westbrook kindly gave me a sneak peak of his latest e-book that was released today and I was extremely impressed by both the creativity and depth he delivers about alternative business models for those within the journalism sector.
Titled “Next Generation Journalist,” Adam details 10 viable revenue streams along with complementary interviews, case studies, and resources for further reading. If you are tired of the doom and gloom talk and ready to take action, I would highly recommend reading Adam’s book for an inspirational jump start.
This book is definitely targeted towards both the journalistic intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs. He even warns his readers that this e-book is not for the cynical, “hardened journalists.”
“A lot of the ideas you’ll read in the coming pages are new; some have never been tried before. Try to read with an open mind, and imagine the possibilities of each idea before dismissing it. As unnatural as it may be for the hardened journalist, in this new age of ideas we need imagination not cynicism.”
As a budding entrepreneur myself, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thought-provoking and highly optimistic ideas. In 68 pages, he moves seamlessly from one idea to the next, describing how you can make each work for your personally and what small steps can be taken immediately.
Adam describes the ‘next generation journalist’ as the “multimedia storyteller who isn’t threatened by the decline in value of news, or the lack of jobs, or the slashing of budgets brought about by the digital revolution. Instead they seek out the opportunities: they choose to be the chess player, not the chess piece.”
He is even providing significant sneak peaks of each idea over at his blog and on Journalism.co.uk:
1. portfolio career
2. make multimedia for NGOs
3. aggregate content
4. make mobile apps
5. start a hyperlocal website
6. specialize in a single journalistic skill
7. produce multimedia for the commercial sector
8. launch a collaborative
10. become an ‘infopreneur’
He also adds several bonus chapters, including insights on how to find clients to how to produce and sell a product. While the section on building apps wasn’t as technical as I had wanted it to be, each section provided a broad, conceptual overview of the concepts from which readers can then dig further using his recommended reading and “things you can do now” lists.
In my opinion, it is extremely worth the money, and even more so considering you can get your hands on a copy for less than $10 if you buy it before May 31st.
Phase 1: May 20th – May 31st: the book will be on an early bird discount (Â£6.50 / $9.50)
Phase 2: After June 1st: the book will be at full price (Â£9.99 / $14.99)
Get your hands on a copy today!
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