Our Very Own Youth Movement

To report, write, and photograph this month's collection of stories on promising start-ups founded by college students, Inc. turned to student journalists. Who better than college students to identify the coolest and most promising campus companies? We found the nine writers and two photographers by contacting professors, college newspapers, and other publications, as well as the American Society of Magazine Editors, which runs a summer internship program. Inc. has written before about this generation of dorm-room entrepreneurs--the so-called Millennials--but we had never assigned the stories to college students themselves. While we were at it, we decided to go all in: We made assignments and set deadlines via Twitter, and traded drafts and editing notes over Facebook. Call it Journalism 2.0; the story begins here.