Thursday, February 02, 2012

The International Women’s Media Foundation @iwmf Seeks Applications for the 2012 Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier Grant Program

For immediate release 
WASHINGTON – The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) will award three $20,000 grants to entrepreneurial women journalists proposing to use digital media in new ways to deliver the news. 
The Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier grant program, first offered in 2011, is diversifying 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. 
A successful applicant will pitch an innovative digital news media enterprise with a well conceived plan for sustainability after initial funding has ended.  She will clearly demonstrate how her proposed enterprise advances women in the field of news media.  She will outline tangible benchmarks for her success as a digital news media entrepreneur. 
Funding is available for start-ups only.  Personal blogs and documentary projects will not be considered.   
Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 2, 2012. Late applications will not be considered.  Winners will be announced in April 2012.
2012 grantees will be selected by an advisory committee comprised of IWMF Board Members, digital news media experts and entrepreneurs. 
Read about the IWMF’s 2011 Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier grant winners here.

View the application FAQ and apply here.

The Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier grant program is made possible with generous support from the Ford Foundation.

Founded in 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation works to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide. The IWMF network includes women and men in the media in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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