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SXSW Interactive 2013

The Myths & Reality of New Media Entrepreneurs

On the Internet, anyone can publish a blog, become a video star or take amazing photos. But running a business is another story. Making a buck from online publishing takes a lot of time and work. It's possible to earn a living as a new media site, but it takes a lot of skills and connections and time to make it work. In this session, I'll share the lessons I've learned during the past year and a half creating SiliconHillsNews.com, a regional technology publication covering technology entrepreneurs and companies in the Austin and San Antonio region known as Silicon Hills.

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  1. How do I make money as a new media entrepreneur?
  2. How much work is involved in launching a site?
  3. What are the best resources and tools for launching a news site online?
  4. What kind of skills do I need to become a new media entrepreneur?
  5. How long does it take?



Laura Lorek , Founder , Silicon Hills News

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  • Tags: startups, journalism
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Content and Distribution
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginning
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