Entrepreneurs: The Newspaper Industry Needs You

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As struggling newspapers file for bankruptcy left and right, the quest is on to find the new business models for news consumption in a new digital age. Recently the New York Times announced that it has begun investigating and testing a system for placing some of their content behind pay walls based on a daily allowance of free articles, but this may just be a new spin on an old trick. Entrepreneurs are needed to help the news industry as it shifts online, and that’s precisely who the Knight Digital Media Center (KDMC) is targeting for an expenses paid seminar this May.The KDMC is a partnership funded by the Knight Foundation between the USC Annenberg and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Hoping to discover the next Adrian Holovaty, founder of local news aggregator EveryBlock; or David Cohn, creator of crowd-funded reporting site Spot.Us; the KDMC will be hosting the 2010 News Entrepreneur Boot Camp. “This intense one-week boot camp is designed for 20 competitively selected digital entrepreneurs with great ideas for community news and information initiatives in the public interest,” a description on the KDMC homepage says.Accepted applicants will be provided with food and lodging for the week-long seminar as well as a stipend to assist with travel costs. The KDMC will be bringing in expert professionals and professors to speak at the seminar and provide “coaching and virtual-learning during a six-month follow-up period.”For media entrepreneurs with an idea for changing the way media is consumed and monetized, this forum could be a valuable opportunity to receive feedback and network with other like-minded individuals. As new platforms like the iPad add to the mix of new media opportunities, perhaps all that is needed are some entrepreneurial minds to stir the pot. The KDMC is taking applications now, and the deadline to apply is February, 19.Photo by Flickr user katerha. chris cameroncenter_img Tags:#events#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Odisha to start work on Shamuka project afresh

first_imgAfter a gap of around four years, Odisha government on Monday announced to revive the Shamuka Beach Project, which is being dubbed as India’s largest tourism project at a single location, in coastal town of Puri.The State government has already acquired 972 acres of land near Sipasarubali village on the outskirts of Puri to develop the area into a tourism destination of international standards.When trees were felled for the project in 2015, the National Green Tribunal directed the government to stop felling and construction activities in ecologically sensitive areas.Green activist Prafulla Samantara had moved NGT stating that the project was illegal as it had not got clearance as per Coastal Regulation Zone guideline and environment clearance under Environment Protection Act 1986.At a high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy at Lokseba Bhawan on Monday, the progress made on the project was discussed in detail.As the land acquisition is almost complete, the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) has been asked to start construction of boundary wall around the project area immediately.“We have already formed a company — Shamuka Tourism Development Corporation Limited — in partnership between Odisha Tourism Development Corporation and IDCO. We have also received consent from Odisha State Pollution Control Board, Coastal Regulatory Zone Authority and Puri-Konark Development Authority for the project,” said State Tourism Secretary Vishal Dev.“In wake of fresh alteration noticed in coastal ecology, some changes were required in the master plan of the project. We have observed that sand mound have started forming near coast. Changes will be made internally without disturbing sand mounds. The new master plan will be prepared in next four months,” he said.As per the State government, the project would be ideal for tourists looking to relax in the lap of luxury in tranquility and to experience the beautiful bio-diversity, rich culture and traditions.It is envisaged that Shamuka Beach would be developed with establishment of star hotels, resorts, spa, exhibition complex, eco parks, Odisha Haat, museum complex, public park and residences.Located along Bay of Bengal between Puri and Chilika Lake, Shamuka Beach is 8 kilometers from Puri, 60 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, and 35 kilometers from the world heritage monument — Konark and 45 kilometers from Chilika Lake — Asia’s largest brackish water lake. Besides, tourists coming to project area could also go to Chandrabhaga beach as well as Raghurajpur, an artisans’ village.last_img read more