I never realized how difficult it would be to find ways to make my product better than my competitors. Different news sources and apps are available to the public, so my biggest difficulty has been trying to find ways to make more product more valuable than other products that are offered. I’ve also been working on thinking about how I’m going to make money through my product.
The competitive analysis has been the hardest part of this class so far. I realized that I need to start thinking more like a business person than as a journalist. I’m more interested in the importance of giving consumers real, factual news than on how I’m going to do it and how I’m going to make money off of it.