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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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Echo Atlanta: Project Leader Bios

Karyn Lu

Lila King (left) and Karyn Lu (right).

Karyn Lu works in the Design Experience Group at, and is the User Experience Lead on, CNN’s citizen news initiative. She is passionate about creating a great user experience across multiple disciplines and platforms. Karyn likes to explore her Atlanta neighborhood with her dog Sputnik Sweetheart. She holds a BA in English Literature from Wellesley College and a MS in Digital Media from Georgia Tech.

Lila King

Lila King is an online media producer living in Atlanta. She’s pretty sure everyone’s story is fascinating if you listen well enough. Echo is all ears. Lila’s first venture in online media was in pre-podcast radio, producing a small but enthusiastic streaming audio site. Today she leads the online team behind, the user-generated news site powered by CNN, where she has spent the last 7 years. Lila holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from the University of Georgia.

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