2013 Winners

Selena Fragassi Jordan YoungBoxx Magazine
Jordan Young & Selena Fragassi

Diane Alverio Latino News Network
Diane Alverio

Rachel GreenfieldPeggy NorthrupShebooksLaura Fraser
Rachel Greenfield, Peggy Northrup & Laura Fraser

Michele KayalBonny WolfCarol GuensburgDomenica MarchettiAmerican Food Roots
Michele Kayal, Bonny Wolf, Carol Guensburg & Domenica Marchetti

2012 Winners

Jeanne Pinder

Clear Health Costs
Jeanne Pinder

Erin Polgreen

Erin Polgreen

Angie NewsomeCarolina Public Press
Angie Newsome

Sarah ToceThe Seattle Lesbian
Sarah Toce

2011 Winners

Catherine Mulbrandon

Visualizing Economics
Catherine Mulbrandon

Laura Lorek

Laura Lorek

Kelly KlineInside Women’s Basketball
Kelly Kline

Bo Hee KimMobile News Platform for Hyperlocal News
Bo Hee Kim

2010 Winners

Sharon LitwinRenee PeckNolaVie
Sharon Litwin &
Renee Peck

Kelby CarrInvestigative Mommy Blogger
Kelby Carr

Retha HillMobile Black History Project
Retha Hill

Kim BoxSusan Lyte KingParent Pathway
Kim Box &
Susan Lyte King

 2009 Winners

Stacey BordenMegan MunteanChickRx
Stacy Borden &
Megan Muntean

Michelle FerrierLocally Grown News
Michelle Ferrier

Amy PenningtonJen LamsonKristin HydeGood Food Fight
Amy Pennington, Jen Lamson & Kristin Hyde

2008 Winners

Karyn Lu and Lila King

Echo Atlanta
Karyn Lu & Lila King

Elain Helm NortonNorthwest Navy News
Elain Helm Norton

Teresa PuenteLatina Voices
Teresa Puente

New Media Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (2009-2010 only)


Lisa WilliamsLisa Williams is the CEO & founder of Placeblogger.com, the world’s largest searchable index of local weblogs. Placeblogger was a winner of the Knight 21st Century News Challenge, which gives out $5 million dollars annually to innovators with projects that aim to define the future of journalism.

Ms. Williams is also a fellow at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Civic Media. The Media Lab is one of the most well-known university-based technology and innovation centers in the world. The newly formed Center for Future Civic Media focuses on meeting the information needs of humanity over the next 100 years.

Prior to founding Placeblogger, Ms. Williams founded H2otown, an online community and news site by and for the residents of her hometown of Watertown, MA. H2otown became a nationally-recognized model for what came to be known as “citizen journalism,” or news created by nonjournalists to serve as a way to create a sense of community in their neighborhoods.

Lisa has worked with the Boston Globe, Dan Gillmor’s Center for Citizen Media, and countless startups and media organizations. She lives in Watertown, MA, with herspouse and two children.

Because of her achievements in new media entrepreneurship, Williams was nominated and chosen by her peers to be the New Media Woman Entrepreneur of 2009.


Stacey BordenMegan MunteanStacey Borden and Meghan Muntean received the $2,000 prize as J-Lab’s New Media Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2010 for ChickRx.com, a witty health website for 20-something women. It was funded in the beginning of 2010 by a grant from the McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs program. The award was presented at the second annual New Media Women Entrepreneur Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 8, 2010.

ChickRx’s Borden and Muntean were selected to receive because of the rapid launch and robust development of the site.

ChickRx is a DailyCandy-meets-WebMD type of resource addressing health issues that are increasingly discussed among young adult women. The site features expert Q&A, up-to-date news, product picks and celebrity tidbits across the following categories: sex & gynecology, fitness & nutrition, emotional health & relationships, dermatology, and general health.

Read more in the press release.