Missouri Business Alert Launches a Free E-newsletter for Entrepreneurs

Missouri Journalism Students Staff ‘The Weekend Accelerator’

Columbia, Mo. (July 6, 2016) — Missouri Business Alert, a student-staffed, professionally-managed online business news publication housed in the Missouri School of Journalism, announces the launch of its latest news offering, The Weekend Accelerator.

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Missouri Business Alert announces the launch of its latest news offering, The Weekend Accelerator.

The first issue of the free e-newsletter, which focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in and around the state, was sent to subscribers on Saturday. The Weekend Accelerator is packed with stories, insights and analysis important to anyone in the ever-changing world of entrepreneurship.

The idea for the e-newsletter came out of a collaborative course between the Missouri School of Journalism and the Trulaske College of Business Crosby MBA program called “Entrepreneurship and Media of the Future.” During the spring 2016 semester, a team of business and journalism students researched the idea and created a prototype. The launch was completed by Missouri Business Alert’s team of reporters, editors and marketing interns over the start of its summer program.

“Journalism is changing dramatically. To be successful, students need to think like entrepreneurs. What better way to learn than to meet top innovators, report on new ideas and produce a new product?” said Missouri Business Alert founder Randall Smith, the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

The launch of The Weekend Accelerator comes shortly after a $100,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in January to improve business coverage across the state of Missouri and increase awareness of Missouri entrepreneurial communities, services and accomplishments.

Interested readers can subscribe online to The Weekend Accelerator and Missouri Business Alert’s other e-newsletters.

Updated: September 29, 2020

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