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Want to Start a News Site in NJ? Apply Here

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, 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.


For more information, please write to Debbie Galant.