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SheBooks launches with contests and stable of writers

Shebooks launched Jan. 2 and now has 12 e-books and some top rankings in Amazon's hot releases.

Silicon Hills crowdfunds print magazine overshot its Kickstarter funding goal and will launch a print magazine at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin.

BOXX makes its match with crowdfunding

Tasked with raising $2,000 to leverage a matching amount, Boxx Magazine has turned to GoFundMe and to Eventbrite to help make the match.


News Chops Report

News Chops

Nola Vie partners with public radio

Public broadcasters are finding new ways to engage in more local journalism, especially more investigative and enterprise journalism, than ever before. See how New Orleans does it.

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Carolina Public Press partners with all media in the state

CPP spearheads investigations, trains journalists from around the state, and shares content across the board with any news organization that wants it.

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2009 Winners

Read the July 15, 2009 press release.

Stacy Borden Megan MunteanChickRx
Stacy Borden and
Megan Muntean


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

Michelle FerrierLocally Grown News
Michelle Ferrier

Locally Grown News

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

Amy PenningtonJen LamsonKristin Hyde

Amy Pennington, Jen Lamson and
Kristin Hyde

Good Food Fight

A project that connects food-conscious consumers with larger public policy issues that affect food choices and sustainability


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