J-Lab Activities

Law for Media Startups

J-Lab partners with CUNY's Tow-Knight Center to create an e-guide to law for media startups.

>> View the guide

Masters Mediapreneurs

Four projects led by entrepreneurs over 50 have won $12,000 to launch their startups.

>> Blog post: The Story behind the Geezer Grants

The Power of Crowdsourcing

This Tow Center report examines crowdsoucing in journalism (co-authored by J-Lab’s Jan Schaffer).

>> Listen to podcast with Jan Schaffer

When Engagement Really Worked

What works – from Jan Schaffer (first published in Nieman Lab).

Explore Our Projects

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Masters Mediapreneurs Initiative

Four projects led by entrepreneurs over 50 have won $12,000 to launch their startups

New Media Women Entrepreneurs

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs project provides micro grants to help women launch entrepreneurial news and information projects

Networked Journalism

The Net-J project encourages collaboration among traditional news outlets and at least five entrepreneurial startups with funding for a year

Enterprise Reporting Fund

The Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Fund is a pilot project to incentivize collaboration on in-depth reporting.

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