Journalism Entrepreneurship
Training Co.

Hi, I'm Phillip Smith. I founded the Journalism Entrepreneurship Training Co. because I believe that small digital upstart news organizations will become the democracy-serving oases in a time of growing news deserts.

That's why I'm working to build workshops and intense trainings that help to bring news startups to life. My laser focus is working with diverse founders who are leaving newsrooms to start audience-pay information businesses.

Boot Camps

Though an intense eight-week online boot camp, I provide laser-focused training and hands-on coaching to small cohorts of passionate journalists from around the US and Canada.

Workshops & Intensives

Through regional three-day workshops, I strive to grow the movement of people working toward sustainable local news and information efforts, and to address the innovation pipeline problem.

One-on-one coaching

As needed, just-in-time support for journalism entrepreneurs who are preparing for a launch, or significant audience growth.

Your personal coach

Everything that the Journalism Entrepreneurship Training Company offers is delivered personally and passionately by me, Phillip Smith. I am a certified Lean Stack coach. I’ve enjoyed a 20-year career as a technology and business entrepreneur. I’ve mentored more than a dozen reporter-led startups to help them build a path to sustainability. Much of what I know I learned as the CTO of an award-winning digital newsroom.

Let's talk

The path to your 1000 true fans starts today.
I can't wait to hear about your project, and to help you get there.