12 great tips for digital media startups (from Startup 2011)

Silicon Alley Insider’s Startup 2011 conference this week covered all the hot topics in entrepreneurship, from pivots to bubble talk, and left a pretty positive vibe about the New York startup community, capped by NYC Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne telling Silicon Valley to “Bring it on!” Here are 12 of the best tips and […]

J-Lab Announces 2009 New Voices Grantees

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.

IrishCentral.com: First global Irish website launches in time for St. Patrick’s Day

A great new site called  IrishCentral.com has launched this week just in time for Saint Patrick’s day.

State of the News Media report 2009

The annual State of the News Media report found that most media continued to see audiences shrink and only two platforms clearly grew: the Internet, where “the gains seemed more structural,” and cable, where they were “more event-specific.” For all other forms of media, the outlook is bleak.

A bold experiment: Seattle takes first major metro paper online

Hearst is shutting the Seattle Post-Intelligencer down as a printed newspaper, with its last edition Tuesday, and becoming the first major media company to convert a metropolitan daily newspaper into an online only edition. Larry Kramer points out the upside of the Seattle paper’s end on The Daily Beast: “If Hearst is right, they will […]

Pope Admits Online News Can Provide Infallible Aid

“I have been told that consulting the information available on the Internet would have made it possible to perceive the problem early on,” Pope Benedict wrote this week. “I have learned the lesson that in the future in the Holy See we will have to pay greater attention to that source of news.”

Los Angeles Times Data Desk

The Los Angeles Times Data Desk includes maps, databases and other resources that help you dig deeper. Right now it has 38 projects and more than 730,000 records. See a list of all projects.

Online News Association launches new site

The Online News Association has launched a new, improved Web site at Journalists.org, designed to better serve and connect its nearly 1,800 members across the globe.

Don’t Count Matt Drudge Out

Jack Shafer says Matt Drudge’s demise is greatly exaggerated.

Joint AP, Yahoo News poll