The gradual and painful demise of traditional media has seen more and more talented journalists seek new opportunities. Among the options, starting a business of their own is becoming a favorable alternative.

Obviously, journalists would make good entrepreneurs for their expertise in detecting and addressing the latest trends. Moreover, they surely enjoy abundant contact resources to draw back upon. But more importantly “[j]ournalists tend to possess the right mix of idealism, skepticism, and determination to bring useful ideas to life,” according to the former editor of the Chicago Tribune, Jason Goodrich.

In that vein, TechNode presents 3 journalists-turned-tech entrepreneurs.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.