Funding for Women Media Entrepreneurs

NewnmwelogoJ-Lab is awarding grants to women with an entrepreneurial idea to the tune of $12,000. Got a brilliant new media idea? Check out the guidelines and apply by Jan. 27, 2012.

From the release:

Washington, D.C. – J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University has been awarded $250,000 from the McCormick Foundation to fund eight innovative women-led news startups over the next two years.

Under the grant, eight winners (four in 2012 and four in 2013) will each be given an initial $12,000 to launch their ideas. The winners will receive an additional $2,000 in the second year if they match it with $2,000 from other sources.

The deadline for 2012 proposals is Jan. 27. See the proposal guidelines and apply here:

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs initiative is part of a unique effort to address issues of opportunity and innovation, recruitment and retention for women in journalism. To date, 14 projects have been funded since the program started in 2008.

Mark E. Johnson

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