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InvestigateWest Co-Founder Probes the Startup Mindset

News entrepreneur Rita Hibbard (Dec '09) wrote a probing retrospective on the sense and sensibility needed to operate a successful news start-up. 

Hibbard, executive director and editor of InvestigateWest, a Seattle-based non-profit investigative news organization covering the environment, health and social justice, said running a startup requires extreme creativity.

Looking back on the first year of operating the news site, Hibbard wrote, you have to "be willing to change it up all the time." Her essay was published on the KDMC at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication's News Leadership 3.0 blog. In addition to the KDMC@UCB's Web 2.0 workshop, Hibbard is also an alum of the KDMC@USC News Entrepreneurship bootcamp and its Leadership Institute workshop.