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Applications Now Available РDeadline Friday, April 11

Following on our successful incubation of seven NJ news start-ups in October, 2013, the NJ News Commons is recruiting a new class of entrepreneurs to expand the NJ news ecosystem. This comes on the heels of mass layoffs at Patch, announced in January, and significant bloodletting at the Star-Ledger and NJ.com, and is aimed at helping recently downsized journalists and others who are interested in launching news sites in New Jersey.

We will be seeding up to 10 start-ups, all of whom will receive six months of twice-a-month private coaching sessions from local news consultant Joe Michaud, as well as membership in a peer-to-peer support group that will meet monthly to discuss issues as they ramp up. We will also be awarding micro-grants of between $1,000 to $4,000 to the start-ups selected.

APPLY HERE

For more information, please write to Debbie Galant.

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