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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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Erin Polgreen


Erin Polgreen is the founder of Symbolia: The Tablet Magazine of Illustrated Journalism.

She is also a a media strategist and consultant, is currently developing a technology fellowship program for the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation, among other projects. She recently gave a presentation at SXSW on comics and journalism, called "How Comics Journalism Is Saving Your Media." She's been contacted by several news organizations looking to partner with her on Symbolia. 

Erin frequently speaks about editorial collaboration, comics journalism, and media innovation at venues such as the Public Radio Program Directors Association, NAMAC, the National Conference for Media Reform, and the Society for News Design. She will be speaking about comics journalism at SXSW Interactive 2012.

She is a founding organizer of the Chicago chapter of Hacks/Hackers.


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