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Written by Michelle Ferrier, Coauthored by Andy Alexander
As attention to media entrepreneurship builds in journalism programs nationwide, we are using a competition at Ohio University to help students envision a future as creators and builders. Now in its second year, our Scripps Innovation Challenge asks students to solve real industry problems and stoke their startup fire along the way.
Drawing students from our own college and across the university, we focus on interdisciplinary work with students majoring in business, computer science, information systems, engineering and other disciplines. Students who reach the finals compete “Shark Tank”-style to pitch their ideas before a panel of media professionals and investors..
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Originally published April 14, 2014.