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Engage Users, Tout Content, Tease Out Contributors J-Lab Reports on Community News

Community news sites should engage, not just inform, their users; ramp up quickly with social media tools; tease out contributors rather than train a corps of citizen journalists in advance; and invest a lot of sweat equity, according to a new J-Lab report culling lessons learned from five years of funding community news startups.

09/30/10

New Voices Invests in Nine Community News Projects

Nine hyperlocal community media projects from across the United States have been selected as this year's New Voices grant winners. Each will receive up to $25,000 in start-up funding over the next two years. 05/18/10

Apply Now: Grants for Community News Startups

American University's J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism is calling for a new round of grant proposals to fund community news start-ups around the country. Nine projects will each receive up to $25,000 in grants over two years. 12/10/09

New Voices Invests in Eight Hyperlocal News Sites

Eight hyperlocal community media projects from across the United States have been selected as this year's New Voices grant winners. Each will receive up to $25,000 in start-up funding over the next two years. 04/20/09

Funding for Community News Sites

Eight start-up, micro-local news projects will each receive up to $25,000 in grants during the course of two years. 12/03/08

New Voices Invests in a New Regional News Model, Community and Niche Web Sites

Ten innovative citizen media projects have been selected as this year's New Voices grant winners and will each receive up to $17,000 in start-up funding. 05/15/08

Apply Now: Funding to Start Community News Projects

The New Voices project will help fund the start-up of 10 innovative local news initiatives next year. Each project may receive as much as $17,000 in grants over two years. Thirty New Voices projects have been funded since 2005. 12/02/07

New Voices: 10 New Citizen Media Ideas Are Funded

Ten new ideas for amplifying community news will receive $12,000 New Voices grants to launch news sites for under-covered communities, embed TV reporters in neighborhoods, network regional radio programs, and map the local impact of climate change, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism announced today. 04/04/07

New Voices: New Funding for 10 Innovative Citizen Media Projects

Environmental news in the Great Lakes, communities in rural Alaska and inner-city neighborhoods in Philadelphia will be covered in 10 innovative community news experiments to receive 2006 New Voices funding, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism announced today. 04/17/06

J-Learning.org: J-Lab launches "how-to" site for community publishing

J-Learning.org, a how-to digital handbook for designing, launching and sustaining an online community news site was launched today by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at the University of Maryland. 08/23/05

New Voices: 10 Citizen Media Experiments to Launch

Ten New Voices award winners from across the United States will receive $12,000 grants to launch innovative local media ventures, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism announced today. 04/28/05

Call for Proposals: Citizens Media Ventures

New Voices, a pioneering program to seed innovative citizen media ventures around the country, today issued a call for its first round of grant proposals. 01/09/05

$1 Million to Launch Community News Ventures

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism will launch a pioneering program to seed community news ventures around the country with a new $1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 10/25/04

     
 

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