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.
The winners were selected from 304 applicants, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism announced. With this year’s projects, a total of 48 community news start-ups have been funded from 1,249 entries since 2005.
The 2009 winners proposed frequently updated and robust sites generated by a diverse mix of content contributors. All the projects focus on geographic communities. Most will operate under the auspices of journalism professionals.
Read the full press release here: http://www.j-newvoices.org/site/story/nv09_grantees_release/