Student ideas sought on saving classifieds

By Steve Outing

Over on my project, we’ve opened up a contest for college students (and recent grads), asking them to offer their ideas for solving the newspaper industry’s classifieds crisis.

Best essay (or video, audio, multimedia presentation, or whatever) wins $250. There’s a runner-up award of $50.

I believe that newspapers need to pretty much write off much of their old model and find a new way when it comes to classifieds. Professionals have started to offer their ideas on the site; now let’s see what the next generation of media folks can come up with.

Announcement here. Entry form here. PDF announcement flyer here.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!