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Big Money for Local Online Projects

From the Local Onliner today…

The Knight Foundation has just issued a list of really big grants that should really jumpstart hyper-local media (and some more traditional media endeavors as well). As Knight itself says, its “News Challenge” was meant to combine “nerds, news and neighborhoods.”

This year’s recipients are getting more than $12 million. In my view, the money is coming at a great time, just as confidence in hyperlocal as both a movement and an “industry” has begun to wane.

Read the full post for details on some of the winners, such as Placeblogger and Villagesoup.

Posted in: Citizen Journalism, Local Online


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