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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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Sarah Toce

The Seattle Lesbian

Nationally acclaimed journalist and editor Sarah Toce has interviewed and profiled many of the world's most influential players ranging from high-level politicians to A-list celebrities, health experts, and key gay rights advocates. Her diversified portfolio runs the gamut between local, national and international news coverage in a sundry of popular publications - available online and in print format.

Toce is the editor-in-chief of Seattle's only lesbian-fronted magazine - The Seattle Lesbian. In its first year alone, The Seattle Lesbian reached a threshold of one million readers on a global scale. The online magazine is regularly featured in mainstream and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media platforms for its inclusiveness and dedication to bridge the divide between all communities regardless of sexuality, gender, stereotyping, and abridged discrimination.

The prolific reporter recently wrapped up more than 10 interviews for Windy City Times that will appear in an upcoming book chronicling the HIV/AIDS epidemic at 30 years. The entire HIV/AIDS series has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.

In 2011, Toce contributed 20 profiles of prominent African-American icons who have had the courage to publicly claim their place in the LGBT community. The result was the book "Black, Gifted and Gay" - now for sale on Amazon.

As an activist, Toce works alongside national and state level organizations to advocate for marriage equality, HIV/AIDS education and prevention strategies and a number of other vital community-based initiatives.



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