SAJA Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurial Journalism

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Grand Central Tech, 16th Floor, 335 Madison Ave, New York, NY


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SAJA invites you to a panel discussion on Entrepreneurial Journalism

One thing is for sure: journalism today is not what it used to be. It’s a new game in a brand new playing field and no one knows the rules. This actually gives journalists unprecedented opportunity to redefine the future of journalism. But where do we start? How do we do this? Who are our strategic partners? To answer this and to help journalists create the future of journalism today, SAJA is proud to present a workshop on “Entrepreneurial Journalism” with a panel of esteemed entrepreneur-journalists, coaches and venture capitalists. 

Join us on April 8th 2015 at Grand Central Tech, as we help you envision a simple, step-by-step implementation guide that journalists (and student-journalists) with rich functional knowledge of the industry can use to conceptualize, improvise and develop your own journalism start-up project - not another website, but a radical and disruptive business idea! The workshop will provide journalists a primer on the business framework and essential tools required to shape your ideas into a minimum viable product (MVP), ready for venture capitalist funding.

The panelists are:

Chris McGarry, Director of Entrepreneurship, Columbia University @ColumbiaEship

Chris is the co-director Director for Columbia Entrepreneurship.  In this role he serves covers operations, marketing, events, alumni relations, development and, along with his co-director, Adjunct Professor David Lerner, delivers the not-for-credit programming for students and young alumni.

Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Labs @justinhendrix

Justin works with NYC Media Lab’s university partners and corporate members to further establish the Lab as a center for leading-edge innovation in the media industry. Prior to this role, Justin was Vice President, Business Development & Innovation for The Economist Group in the Americas.

Lindsay Stewart, Co-Founder, Stringer @Lindsaystv

Lindsay is the founding CEO of Stringr, a mobile and web enabled platform that allows its customers to request, preview and purchase custom video— under tight deadlines. Lindsay has 12 years of experience as a television news producer at of ABC, CBS, Bloomberg and Fox where she ran political coverage for the network in the western part of the United States.

Noah Rosenberg, Founder, Narratively @NoahSRosenberg

Noah is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of @Narratively, an online publication and content studio devoted to untold human stories, which was named one of TIME’s most recent “50 Best Websites.”

Ashish Patel, Executive-In-Residence, Lerer-Hippeau Ventures @ashishP

 Ashish holds titles at LHV portfolio companies including VP Social Media at NowThis Media and Advisor at The Dodo. Previously, Ashish was Head of Social Media at VICE where he led, created, and managed global social media strategy and marketing campaign activation.

Ranjan Roy, Co-Founder, Informerly @RanjanXRoy

Ranjan is a cofounder and CEO of Informerly, a personalized news service for professionals. He was previously a Commercial Director at the Financial Times, helping build a premium subscription product named FT Tilt.

Moderated by:

Divya Singaravelu, SAJA Board Member-At-Large @divya_158

Divya is a digital transformation consultant and broadcast journalist, who balances between advising Fortune 500 senior executives on using technology to drive strategy, innovation and operational efficiency, and interviewing entrepreneurs, industry leaders and celebrities on business and entertainment beats.

Date and Time:

8th April 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Grand Central Tech

16th Floor, 335 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10017


Ticket Price: $10 for SAJA members and $20 for non-SAJA members

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to check-in with security at the lobby. You will need a photo ID to gain entry in to the building.

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