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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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New Media Woman Entrepreneur of 2010

Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean received the $2,000 prize as J-Lab’s New Media Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2010 for, 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.

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