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Michael has been teaching the University of Arizona School of Journalism for the last four years as an adjunct instructor.

He was recently promoted to Assistant Professor of Practice effective July 1.

He currently teaches Entrepreneurial Journalism and Multimedia Journalism.

He is also developing several classes in collaboration with the Arizona Daily Star focusing on mobile web development and innovation.

He hopes to create a journalism startup space for students to create their own news ventures.

Entrepreneurial Journalism

Entrepreneurial journalism teaches students to identify opportunities in the news market and develop revenue streams to sustain the venture.

The class covers current journalism models including niche and community journalism. Current business models including for-and non-profit news are discussed.

The class is designed to be hands on and allow students to create something of interest to them while encouraging them to practice strong reporting and news judgment.

Topics covered include, idea creations, market research, ethics, content creation, website building, server configuration, effective communication with readers and website marketing.

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