What’s Innovation Got to Do with It?

SIC_kickoff_flier_01242014Join us on February 11, 2014 in Baker Center Room 240 from 5 – 7 p.m. for “The Media Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: What’s Innovation Got to Do with It?”, a panel conversation to kick off the Scripps Innovation Challenge.

The panel will consist of William Crowder, Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures; Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Journalism at Boston University; Doug Mitchell, Co-Director, NewU Incubator/National Public Radio; and Andy Alexander, Scripps Howard Visiting Professor, Ohio University.

The event is free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served prior to the program.

See below for topic descriptions:

“Accelerating Change in Media”
William Crowder, Managing Partner, Comcast DreamIt Ventures
A look at startup accelerators and venture capital and the media innovations coming from today’s accelerator companies.

“What’s That Got to Do With News?”
Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Journalism, Boston University
Drones, 3-D modeling, iBeacon? What do they have to do with delivering news and information? A look at how newsrooms are experimenting with the cutting edge.

“The Media Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: The Role of NewU and Public Media”
Doug Mitchell, Co-Director, NewU Incubator/National Public Radio
A look at how nonprofit professional organizations and public media are adapting to the new news ecology.

“Scripps Innovation Challenge Kickoff”
Andy Alexander, Scripps Howard Visiting Professor, Ohio University
An overview of the competition and next steps for students.

For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/scrippscollege/innovationchallenge/.

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