Be the media you wish to see

Source: J-Lab
Program: New Voices

Eligible to receive New Voices funding are 501(c)3 organizations and education institutions, including community groups, public broadcasters, independent media, colleges and universities, and individuals working under the sponsorship of a nonprofit fiscal agent.

Only start-up news initiatives can receive funding. Ongoing efforts are not eligible unless they are proposing a new project or product.



Is something missing in your local media landscape? Are you craving news and information sources that energize, engage and build a sense of community and connection? Are you ready to be the media you wish to see in your town?

J-Lab: The institute for Interactive Journalism invites you to apply for funding to launch a participatory news venture in your community. J-Lab will select eight projects in 2009. Each project may receive up to $25,000.


  Name: N/A
  Deadline: February 12, 2009
  Maximum Award: $25,000
  Number Of Awards: 3+
  Period: Two years.
More Information:

Complete all submissions in English only.

Phone: 202-885-8100