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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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
Washington, D.C. – Four diverse news ideas – including an augmented reality mobile application, a New Orleans cultural affairs reporting partnership, an investigative blogging initiative, and a resource site for parents dealing with drug-addicted children – each won a $12,000 award to launch their projects in the coming year. The award winners were selected from
Washington, D.C. – New forms of journalism are being created around the country where online local news sites have launched to report on their communities, according to new research released today by American University’s J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism.
Washington, D.C. – J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University has received a $200,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation to fund eight women-led start-ups over the next two years that will generate new ideas in the world of news and information and model a spirit of journalistic entrepreneurship. The grant also supports annual
Washington, D.C. – Three entrepreneurial news ideas – including franchises for community news sites, a food policy and strategies start-up, and a health Web site for women ages 18 to 27 – each won a $10,000 award to launch their projects in a robust competition that showcased keen energy and ideas for the future of
Washington, D.C. – Three entrepreneurial news ideas – for public storytelling installations, a networking site for Puget Sound’s military community and a news site for and by Latinas – each won $10,000 in a competition that forecast the kinds of fresh and intriguing ideas women have for the future of news. The three ideas, proposed