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New Media Women Entrepreneurs Grants Given

This was announced today: Three entrepreneurial news ideas were selected from 190 entries as the winners of $10,000 each in the first McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs competition:

  • Echo, a system of public storytelling installations in Atlanta. Led by Lila King and Karyn Lu, movers behind CNN’s user-generated site iReport.com.
  • Latina Voices, a news site for and by Latinas. Led by Teresa Puente, a journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board.
  • Northwest Navy News, a networking site for Puget Sound’s military community. Led by Elaine Helm Norton, new media editor at The Daily Herald in Everett, Wash., and a former military beat reporter.

You can learn lots more about the competition here.

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