My name is Steve, and I have failed #jcarn

By Steve Outing

I don’t want to break my record of contributing to all of the resurrected Carnivals of Journalism, but this month I’m just too darned busy. However, a few years ago, I did write up the lessons I learned from a start-up company where I was one of two co-founders: the Enthusiast Group. It was published as one of my then-regular columns for Editor & Publisher Online. (I’ve also spoken publicly about lessons for the news industry from our experience trying to make a business from niche grassroots journalism and online+physical social networking.)

Since my old columns (15 years worth!) are no longer available at (speaking of Fail!), I’ll link to a version of the column that I have on this, my personal website:

An Important Lesson About Grassroots Media

Harking back to a failure from 2007 does not imply that there aren’t other Fails I could write about and share lessons learned. But those will have to wait.

I’m looking forward to reading about others’ failures (but more importantly, what can be learned from them).

Fail forward!

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!