class 612; Communications Term Paper


Work type: Term paper
Academic level: College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)
Subject or discipline: Communications
Title: Writer’s choice
Number of sources: 2
Provide digital sources used: No
Paper format: APA
# of pages: 15
Spacing: Double spaced
# of words: 4125
# of slides: ppt icon 0
# of charts: 0
Paper details:
it’s a final paper for the entrepreneurism segment of class 612 is a 20-25 page paper (Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1 inch margins) examining the entrepreneurial journal and lessons learned in episodes 1-9 of season one of ( the StartUp podcast ) : https://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/episodes/season/season-1/page/2/

After listening the 9 episodes of the podcast above, answer the following question and analyze the podcast :

• How does Alex grow as an entrepreneur over the course of the episodes?
• How does Gimlet Media grow over the course of the episodes?
• What does Alex learn about heading a start up?
• What mistakes does Alex learn over the course of the episodes?
• What qualities of the business and its founders make it possible for Gimlet to secure financing?
• What qualities of the business and its founders make it possible for Gimlet to get off the ground?
• Do you view Gimlet as a successful startup? Why or why not?
• What advantages does Alex have that many media entrepreneurs do not? How does this impact his startup?
• What did you learn about startup culture from the podcast?
• What decisions would you have made differently than Alex?
• Do you agree with the financing decisions the company makes?
• What decisions that Alex made had the most impact on his company?
• What did you learn from the podcast that you could not learn from a traditional textbook on the entrepreneurial textbook?

While some of these questions are descriptive in nature, the overall tone and nature of your paper should be analytical. Your paper should not be a rote summary of the activities that took place over the episodes, but rather should use the episodes as a jumping off to engage in an analytic discussion of what being a media entrepreneur means in our current time and the current media landscape. Your paper will be graded on both your in-depth knowledge of the episodes, as well as the level of analysis provided in your paper.

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