Hey ladies. Money is available from the J-Lab for women-led journalistic projects. Details below.
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation are seeking to fund four women-led projects that will rock the world of journalism.
We will fund U.S.-based individuals who have original ideas to create 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 or a community of interest.
The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program will give $14,000 in funding to women who have the vision, skills and experience to launch a new venture. Awardees will receive an initial $12,000 in the first year. If they are able to raise $2,000 through their own efforts, they will receive an additional $2,000 for their projects in the second year.
This match is designed to encourage women to consider how their ventures can become sustainable. Matching dollars will be distributed after awardees submit documentation. This money can be used for training or technical support.
Projects that are in early beta (launched since Jan. 27, 2011) may apply.
There is a $25.00 fee to apply.
Funding is available for start-ups only.
- Projects must launch (at least a live beta) within 10 months.
- Projects must have a plan for continuing after initial funding has ended.
- Projects must have journalistic value.
- Projects may be independent or housed within traditional media.
- Personal blogs or one-time documentaries will not be funded.
- Awardees will receive funding through a subcontract if they are an individual or affiliated with a business; and through a grant if they are affiliated with a non-profit institution.
Deadline: January 27, 2012
Complete guidelines and criteria available here —