Four Women-Led News Ideas Awarded $56,000

May 13, 2013 J-Lab

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March 13, 2013

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 year ... Read more...

$56,000 Awarded to Four Women-Led News Projects

March 6, 2012 J-Lab

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March 6, 2012 

Washington, D.C. – Four public-service news ideas – from a site that compares local health costs and a tablet app for news comics, to a western North Carolina investigative news site, and a fast-growing LGBT site based in Seattle – each won a $14,000 award to develop their projects in the coming year.

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New Funding for Women Media Entrepreneurs

November 15, 2011 J-Lab

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Nov. 15, 2011         202-885-8100

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 ... Read more...

Four Women-Led News Ideas Win Entrepreneur Awards

June 22, 2011 J-Lab

Jun. 22, 2011, 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 projects in the coming year.

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

November 8, 2010 J-Lab

Monday, November 8, 2010

For more information, contact:
Jan Schaffer or Andrew Pergam 202-885-8100

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 ... Read more...

Angel Investor’s $400,000 Gives NMWE-Funded ChickRx.com A Boost

August 17, 2010 J-Lab

August 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – ChickRx.com, a health news for 20-something women awarded $10,000 in startup funding last year, launched today, buoyed by an additional $400,000 in angel investing, announced J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, which administers the awards for women media entrepreneurs.

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J-Lab Announces Four Awards for New Media Women Entrepreneurs

June 29, 2010 J-Lab

June 29, 2010

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 a whopping 576 proposals ... Read more...

New Forms of Journalism Emerge in New Media Ecosystem

November 9, 2009 J-Lab

November 9, 2009

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. 

The journalism is characterized by a deliberate shift in the definition of objectivity, a drive for community conversation and discussion, and broader definitions of “news” that seek to connect readers to a sense of ... Read more...

New Grants for Women Media Entrepreneurs

October 22, 2009 J-Lab

October 22, 2009
For immediate release

For more information, contact:
Jan Schaffer 202-885-8100

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 ... Read more...

J-Lab Announces Three Awards for New Media Women Entrepreneurs

July 15, 2009 J-Lab

July 15, 2009
For immediate release

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 ... Read more...

J-Lab Announces Winners in First New Media Women Entrepreneurs Competition

July 15, 2008 J-Lab

July 15, 2008
For immediate release

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 ... Read more...