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Encore Media Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Four $12,000 Startup Grants

For immediate release Noon, Oct. 29, 2014 Contact: Jan Schaffer jans@j-lab.org Washington, D.C.  –  Encore media entrepreneurs, age 50+, are invited to apply for seed funding to help them launch news projects in 2015 as part of a new initiative launched today by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. Four $12,000 awards are available to

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Four Women-Led News Ideas Awarded $56,000

Washington, D.C. – Four innovative news ideas – to cover the cultural narrative of food, build e-platforms for long-form women writers, expand Latino coverage in New England, and spotlight emerging women musicians –won $14,000 awards to develop their projects in the coming year. The award winners were selected from 205 proposals received in the sixth

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News Collaboration Project Yields 146 Partners, Revenue Models Still a Nut to be Cracked

For immediate releaseMarch 4, 2015 Contact: Jan Schafferjans@j-lab.org Washington, D.C. – A J-Lab pilot project that called for eight newspapers and one public radio station to network with local blogs delivered nine different models of collaboration, five success stories and roadmaps for rethinking local news, according to the project’s findings. In “Networked Journalism: What Works,”

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Enterprise Reporting Awards a “Home Run”

For immediate releaseDec. 15, 2011   Contact: Jan Schafferjans@j-lab.org Washington, D.C. – Fourteen media partnerships awarded $5,000 apiece a year ago to produce a single enterprise-journalism project ended up producing hundreds of pieces of content and far exceeded expectations in terms of impact. The $70,000 awarded to the winners of the Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Awards

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New Funding for Women Media Entrepreneurs

For immediate releaseNov. 15, 2011 Contact: Jan Schafferjans@j-lab.org Washington, D.C. – J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University has been awarded $250,000 from the McCormick Foundation to fund eight innovative women-led news startups over the next two years. Under the grant, eight winners (four in 2012 and four in 2013) will each be

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2011 Knight-Batten Award Winners: Storify Wins $10,000 Top Award

For immediate releaseJuly 27, 2011 Contact: Jan Schafferjans@j-lab.org Data, Open-Source, Social Media Projects Prevail Washington, D.C. – Storify, the social media publishing platform that lets users create stories by dragging and dropping elements from such social networks as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, is this year’s $10,000 Grand Prize winner in the Knight-Batten Awards for

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Four Women-Led News Ideas Win Entrepreneur Awards

For immediate releaseJune 11, 2011 Contact: Jan Schafferjans@j-lab.org  Washington, D.C. — Four diverse news ideas – including a mobile platform for hyperlocal news sites; a tech news site for Austin, Texas; a news magazine covering women’s basketball; and a rollout of a site for visualizing economic data – each won a $12,000 award to launch their

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Seattle News Network Gets High Marks

Washington, D.C. – In a survey to gauge reader perception of The Seattle Times’ collaboration with local news websites, eight in 10 respondents said they valued both the network of partners and The Times itself for making it easier to connect with community news, J-Lab reported today. Although the network has had little promotion, more

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Creators of Witty, Angel-Backed Health Website Awarded New Media Women Entrepreneurs of the Year

Washington, D.C. – Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean, who earlier this year launched ChickRx, a witty health website for 20-something women, today were honored with J-Lab’s New Media Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The idea for ChickRx.com was funded last year by a grant from the McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs program. In addition

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Awards Go to 14 Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Projects

Philadelphia – Fourteen in-depth reporting ideas will get underway soon in Philadelphia with $5,000 awards from an innovative program to help news organizations collaborate on discrete enterprise reporting projects, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism announced today. The Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Awards are funded by the William Penn Foundation to help develop and amplify public

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