Thursday, January 29, 2009

NWME: Looking for Women Media Innovators

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The MF-funded J-LAB initiative New Media Women Entrepreneurs has once again put out the call for creative new Web sites, mobile news services or other ‘entrepreneurial initiatives that offer interactive opportunities to engage, inspire and improve news and information in a geographic community of a community of interest.’

What do the three winning women-led projects get? They each receive one-time funding of $10,000 to help them launch their new venture. Last year’s contest attracted nearly 200 innovative proposals. The three winners were:

Echo, a system of public storytelling installations in Atlanta. Led by Lila King and Karyn Lu, movers behind CNN’s user-generated site

Latina Voices, a news site for and by Latinas. Led by Teresa Puente, a journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board.

Northwest Navy News, a networking site for Puget Sound’s military community. Led by Elaine Helm Norton, new media editor at The Daily Herald in Everett, Wash., and a former military beat reporter.

The deadline is March 31, 2009. For more information on guidelines, FAQs, etc:

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