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Monthly Archives: May 2010

VTDigger.org lands grant

Great news for the people of Vermont… Vtdigger.org just landed a grant to further develop their statewide news platform.  Congratulations Anne Galloway and Vtdigger.org!  From the Knight-funded grant giver

Nine promising community news projects from across the U.S. have been selected as this year’s New Voices grant winners. Each can receive up to $25,000 to launch a news initiative and work to sustain it over the next two years, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism announced today…

This year’s winners were selected from a competitive field of 284 applicants. Including the new grantees, a total of 55 community start-ups have been funded from 1,533 entries since 2005. Of the 46 projects that have already launched over the last five years, 30, or 65 percent, are still going strong, five are working to launch or re-launch, and 11 did not continue after the two-year grant cycle…

Tipster at VTDigger.org -  This news start-up covering Vermont plans to build a crowdsourcing platform called Tipster to help develop stories. Using Tipster, readers and reporters will collaborate and exchange information to build in-depth reports. Future support is expected from business and college sponsorships…







FPF Posting of the Day

From Li Ling in Burlington…

Found: a very pleasant-mannered red eared slider about the size of a green coconut.  Turtle in question was crawling on Conger Ave Thursday afternoon.