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Boxx MagazineBoxx Magazine

It is Boxx’s goal not only the most comprehensive site for women in music but also the most encouraging site moving beyond barriers of genre, gender, age, race, or any other physical trait.

Latino News NetworkLatino News Network

An eight-month-old Connecticut-based news site serving English language-dominant Latinos that will expand to Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition to a daily site, LLN also provides its news articles at no cost to other English-language media partners to ensure the stories reach as many readers as possible. The founder is Latino journalism leader Diane Alverio.


An e-publishing, profit-sharing platform to be developed for quality, long-form journalism, memoir and fiction by women writers. Founders are Peggy Northrop, former Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief, and best-selling author Laura Fraser.

American Food RootsAmerican Food Roots

A StoryCorps-meets-James Beard initiative to tell the nation’s cultural, historical and personal food stories in video, audio and text. It is the brainchild of NPR commentator and food writer Bonny Wolf, Associated Press food and cultural writer Michele Kayal, cookbook author Domenica Marchetti, and former food editor Carol Guensburg.


Clear Health CostsClearHealthCosts

Building off a platform of reports, databases, blogs and crowdsourcing, Jeanne Pinder and ClearHealthCosts have a mission to be the best online source of health care pricing.


Symbolia, headed by Erin Polgreen, strives to be the ideal place to foster the growth of comics journalism, engaging a new generation of news consumer in a way that is exciting and accessible.

Carolina Public PressCarolina Public Press

Angie Newsome started CarolinaPublicPress as North Carolina’s first online-only, independent nonprofit news.

Seattle LesbianThe Seattle Lesbian

The Seattle Lesbian is a daily publication run by journalist Sarah Toce. The site provides a hitherto unseen source of multi-layer news for the LGBT community.

Visualizing EconomicsVisualizing Economics

Catherine Mulbrandon is expanding VisualizingEconomics.com and creating illustrated guides to help explain economics.

Silicon Hills NewsSiliconHillsNews.com

TechChi blogger and journalist Laura Lorek is building out a startup news site for tech and biotech news in the Austin-San Antonio region.

fullcourt_iwb_130x58Inside Women’s Basketball

Atlanta documentarian and photographer Kelly Kline is building out InsideWomensBasketball.com as a centralized site for some 12 million fans and participants of women’s basketball.

Mobile News SiteMobile News Platform for Hyperlocal News

Bo Hee Kim, a UC Berkeley graduate student is building a more user- and geo-friendly mobile news site for the journalism school’s three hyperlocal sites.

Mobile Black History AppMobile Black History Project

Using augmented reality to bring black history to the forefront, starting with historic sites in Washington, D.C.


New Orleans’ vibrant culture will take center stage with NolaVie, an unusual public/private partnership to cover arts and culture.

Investigative Mommy BloggerInvestigative Mommy Blogger

A team lead by social media expert Kelby Carr will focus on investigations using a network of mom bloggers.

Parent PathwayParent Pathway

An organization devoted to the idea of arming parents with information on how to handle the treacherous waters of substance abuse.



An “edgy, approachable, and engaging” online health resource uniquely targeted to women, ages 18 to 27.

Locally Grown NewsLocally Grown News

A project that created a complete infrastructure, to be franchised, for those who want to launch hyperlocal news sites.

Good Food FightGood Food Fight

Project that connects food-conscious consumers with larger public policy issues that affect food choices and sustainability.


2008 Projects

Echo AtlantaEcho Atlanta

An art and civic journalism project will produce and collect stories tied to physical locations throughout Atlanta.

Northwest Navy NewsNorthwest Navy News

News for the 140,000 active-duty Navy and Coast Guard members, reservists, base employees and retirees in the Puget Sound area.

Latina VoicesLatina Voices

Daily news and commentary by and for Latina women, covering such topics as immigration, health care, politics, education and culture.