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J-Lab’s projects support news entrepreneurs with startup funding, and incentivize new behaviors, including new collaborations, between old and new media makers. Explore our current projects below.

  • The Enterprise Reporting Fund was a pilot project designed to develop opportunities for amplifying regional public affairs journalism.
  • J-Learning
    J-Learning was created as a way to help community media site owners learn key skills on planning, building, presenting and promoting their news sites.
  • The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism reward news and information ideas that significantly enhance opportunities for digital engagement.
  • Knight Community News Network
    The Knight Community News Network helps people learn journalism skills and track new trends to publish community news sites.
  • Masters Mediapreneurs project - J-Lab
    This project was intended to test-drive possibilities for Baby Boomers seeking to jumpstart next acts that involve participating in the media
  • In 2009, J-Lab launched the first five of what would turn out to be nine pilot projects in collaborative journalism, resulting in astonishingly different models of collaboration.
  • The McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs project seeks to spotlight the creative assets of women and help address issues of opportunity and innovation, recruitment and retention for women in journalism.
  • New Voices is a pioneering program to seed innovative community news ventures in the United States.
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