The winners are:
• Mobile News Platform for Hyperlocal News – A proposal by Bo Hee Kim, a UC Berkeley graduate student to build a more user- and geo-friendly mobile news site for the journalism school’s three hyperlocal sites that may ultimately be used by other local sites.
• SiliconHillsNews.com – A nonprofit startup for technology and biotechnology news in the Austin-San Antonio region, focusing on entrepreneurs, companies and creative people to be launched by TechChi blogger and journalist Laura Lorek.
• Visualizing Economics – To expand on VisualizingEconomics.com and create Illustrated Guides that contain infographic explainers using economic data that help journalists, teachers, students, financial bloggers and citizens understand economic numbers and policy. The NMWE award supplements $14,000 that project founder Catherine Mulbrandon has raised on Kickstarter.
• Inside Women’s Basketball – A proposal by Atlanta documentarian and photographer Kelly Kline to build out InsideWomensBasketball.com as the centralized news, entertainment and social networking site for some 12 million fans and participants of women’s basketball.
This year’s awardees were selected from an array of topics. The largest cluster of proposals focused on women’s issues; the second largest proposed new ideas for covering geographic communities.
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