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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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2012 Projects

  • ClearHealthCostsClearHealthCosts

    Building off a platform of reports, databases, blogs and crowdsourcing, Jeanne Pinder and ClearHealthCosts have a mission to be the best online source of health care pricing.

  • SymboliaSymbolia

    Symbolia, headed by Erin Polgreen, strives to be the ideal place to foster the growth of comics journalism, engaging a new generation of news consumer in a way that is exciting and accessible.

  • Carolina Public PressCarolina Public Press

    Angie Newsome started CarolinaPublicPress as North Carolina's first online-only, independent nonprofit news.

  • The Seattle Lesbian The Seattle Lesbian

    The Seattle Lesbian is a daily publication run by journalist Sarah Toce. The site provides a hitherto unseen source of multi-layer news for the LGBT community,


2011 Projects

  • Visualizing EconomicsVisualizing Economics

    Catherine Mulbrandon is expanding and creating illustrated guides to help explain economics.

  • Silicon Hills

    TechChi blogger and journalist Laura Lorek is building out a startup news site for tech and biotech news in the Austin-San Antonio region.

  • Full CourtInside Women's Basketball

    Atlanta documentarian and photographer Kelly Kline is building out as a centralized site for some 12 million fans and participants of women's basketball.

  • Richmon ConfidentialMobile News Platform for Hyperlocal News

    Bo Hee Kim, a UC Berkeley graduate student is building a more user- and geo-friendly mobile news site for the journalism school's three hyperlocal sites.


2010 Projects

  • Mobile Black History App Mobile Black History Project

    Using augmented reality to bring black history to the forefront, starting with historic sites in Washington, D.C.

  • NolaVie NolaVie

    New Orleans’ vibrant culture will take center stage with NolaVie, an unusual public/private partnership to cover arts and culture.

  • Investigative Mommy BlogInvestigative Mommy Blogger

    A team lead by social media expert Kelby Carr will focus on investigations using a network of mom bloggers.

  • Parent PathwayParent Pathway

    An organization devoted to the idea of arming parents with information on how to handle the treacherous waters of substance abuse.


2009 Projects

  • image ChickRx

    An “edgy, approachable, and engaging” online health resource uniquely targeted to women, ages 18 to 27.

  • image Locally Grown News

    A project that created a complete infrastructure, to be franchised, for those who want to launch hyperlocal news sites.

  • image Good Food Fight

    Project that connects food-conscious consumers with larger public policy issues that affect food choices and sustainability


2008 Projects

  • image Echo Atlanta

    An art and civic journalism project will produce and collect stories tied to physical locations throughout Atlanta.

  • image Northwest Navy News

    News for the 140,000 active-duty Navy and Coast Guard members, reservists, base employees and retirees in the Puget Sound area.

  • image Latina Voices

    Daily news and commentary by and for Latina women, covering such topics as immigration, health care, politics, education and culture.



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