On February, 19th , I went to a meeting organized by the Columbia University Association of Black Journalists.I took this opportunity to ask Columbia journalism students if they might be interested in joining a Student Press Club (see video). Here are some ideas they suggested:
- Share ideas, discover new things
- Make contacts and new friends
- Be in an environment with similar interests or specialization
A week later, I asked the same questions to random individuals at Astor Place, NY.Here are some remarks which I found interesting:
- Name your company: The name of my idea should be specific and functional. As it is the first element one encounters, my project's name should have a voice to avoid misperception. Don't forget that people use associations.
- The value of these events: Why will people come to these events and how will they have an impact on people's business? Don't forget that most New Yorkers want to have new clients.
- Determine your business location: street, city, and state. New York has always been a center for media. It is home for “Creative Content 2.0,” with for instance "The Huffington Post" or "the Daily Candy".