By Steve Outing
Over on my ReinventingClassified.com 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.