A biz reporter as entrepreneur
University of Nebraska journalism professor Joe Weber writes about former Rocky Mountain News real estate editor John Rebchook, who recently turned down a job at a local Denver business weekly because he’s enjoying life as a Web entrepreneur.
Weber writes, “When the Rocky died, John took his expertise as the paper’s longtime real estate editor and created his Net product. It’s a vehicle for and about players and projects in the real estate industry in Colorado. He has a few sponsors who pay for ads on his site and, he says, help him make a living (albeit not quite as cushy a living as when he was a veteran editor at the Rocky.)
“As Inside Real Estate News grows, however, John expects that the returns will grow, too. He’s so confident in it that he recently turned down a job at a local weekly in Denver. He likes being his own boss, he says.
“Lots of journalists may wind up running their own show in coming years. Online reading is surging as traditional print newspapers struggle.”
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