For immediate releaseJuly 19, 2011 Contact: Jan Schafferjans@j-lab.org Washington, D.C. – Local news entrepreneurs are confronting daily ethical challenges involving the power of search engines, use of social media, competition over publishing police reports, and the separation of business and editorial functions at their community news sites, according to a new J-Lab report released today.
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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
Washington, D.C. – Community news sites should engage, not just inform, their users; ramp up quickly with social media tools; tease out contributors rather than train a corps of citizen journalists in advance; and invest a lot of sweat equity, according to a new J-Lab report culling lessons learned from five years of funding community
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. – At least 180 community, family and other foundations have contributed nearly $128 million in grants to news and information initiatives in the United States since 2005, according to a report released today by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. This funding went to support at least 115 news projects in 17 states
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Local news web sites offering content generated by users are securing a valuable place in the media landscape and are likely to continue as important sources of community news, according to a report released today by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. “Citizen sites are developing as new forms of bridge