Arj Singh has written an admirable piece on the ‘journa-preneur’ discussion sparked by news:rewired last week. He’s absolutely right, entrepreneurial journalists should shine a light on under-reported stories rather than bringing information overload to big media news.
So far, the discussion around journa-preneurialism has focused a lot on how it can benefit the individual and big media.
I would argue that the journa-preneurs should be working to expose the stories that aren’t covered by the traditional media, but remain vastly important. In the globalised world, individuals do not have to pander to a self-obsessed Western domestic audience, they can play to the world stage online, and therein lies a major advantage of the journa-preneurialsm…there are big stories that aren’t told by big media, and that journa-preneurs could fill this gap.