And BAM, this is my pitch for class today. This was the “dress rehearsal”; our final presentations will be next week. I think I did a pretty good job! Here’s a rundown of my critiques from our rehearsal panel:
- Who’s your audience? What’s your use-case? That should be front-and-center! - Take notes during questions. Panelists like that. - “Sonia, we will make a capitalist of you yet.” - What is the end result of CATCALLED? It seemed to have no goal. What’s the reason for coming to the site and then sharing it? Outcomes-based journalism is fine, but what’s the outcome? - Not every startup has to last for years—this is an opportunity to frame this project as a defined entity with beginning and end. It could be a template for other issues, or a set of resources and stories and that’s that.