Monday, 28 June 2010
Can any journalist be an entrepreneur?
Yes, says Adam Westbrook, they can. "It’s a mindset thing. Get that mindset and you can do it."
This clip is extracted from Masterclass 12 of Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide, which is an in-depth look at how the modern-day journalist can use multimedia technology to build their own job.
But being a successful journalistic entrepreneur - and creating a portfolio career - is not something you can achieve overnight.
It took Adam 18 months to two years of thinking about it, reading, researching. Eventually he realised it was something he could do, and later that it was something he really wanted to do.
Some think its not journalism. They don’t want to be running a business, but infact, says Adam: "It's actually a really creative process".
And the recession has proved that there is very little job security in big publishing corporations, so the risk of branching out is much diminished.
There's much more about entrepreneurialism, portfolio careers and building your own job in Masterclass 12 at Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide http://www.multimedia-journalism.co.uk/node/704