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Law for Media Startups – New Entrepreneurship Guide

Washington, D.C. – J-Lab Partners with CUNY to Create E-Guide: “Law for Media Startups,” a new resource for entrepreneurs launching news ventures and educators teaching students how to do it, was published today by CUNY’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.

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Four Media Startups Win Encore Entrepreneur Funding

For immediate release Noon, Feb. 5, 2015 Contact: Jan Schaffer jans@j-lab.org Washington, D.C. – Four media startups proposed by entrepreneurs over 50 have been selected to receive $12,000 each in encore media entrepreneur funding, J-Lab announced today. The projects are a single-topic magazine on Medium.com, a Connecticut hyperlocal FM/streamed radio station, daily Internet radio newscasts

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The Story Behind the Geezer Grants

Last week we announced an awards project to help Baby Boomers launch news startups. This week, we chuckle at our new nickname and shine a spotlight on the history that gave the project momentum. “Geezer grants” is the term some wags have applied to the $12,000 startup funding open to people age 50-plus who want

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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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Gender Gap Blues? Build Your Own Sandbox

Women comprise only 36 percent of the journalism workforce and only 23 percent of the leadership (where they make 25 percent less than their male counterparts). Yet they make up 64 percent of journalism school enrollments, where many will elect careers in public relations.

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10 Takeaways from Teaching Entrepreneurship

So far, two cohort groups, some 21 people, have gone through my Seminar in Media Entrepreneurship for mid-career professionals. It is the first seminar that each cohort group takes as they embark on the 20-month, 10-course journey to a MA in Media Entrepreneurship at American University.

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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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