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$20,000 Grant for Entrepreneurial Women Journalists

Attention women journalists: Have an idea that uses digital media in new ways to deliver the news?

You could receive a $20,000 grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to fund your project. Through its Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier grant program,  IWMF is awarding three grants to diversify the digital news media landscape by expanding the voice and role of women entrepreneurs.  In addition to seed funding, grantees will receive pro-bono coaching, and will participate in a monthly call series featuring leading entrepreneurs and digital news media experts.

Applicants can be full-time, part-time or freelance women news media professionals based in the U.S. Funding is available for start-ups only.  Sorry, no personal blogs or documentary projects will not be considered.

Hurry though. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 2, 2012. Winners will be announced in April 2012.

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