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Saturday, October 26 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Show Me the Money: Funding your dream journalism project(s)!

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Get inspired, women! These journalists have thrown off the shackles of “traditional” jobs and struck out on their own. Well, actually, in some cases, they used their day jobs to fund their dream projects, working on weekends and nights, reporting during vacations and, in one case, taking work calls in the recovery room after giving birth! Three journalists will tell their personal stories of funding their dream projects, along with the steps - and pitfalls - they took along the way. Laura Amico created Homicide Watch, an online journalism organization that uses original reporting, primary source documents and social media to build a live public and comprehensive resource on violent crime. Erin Polgreen created Symbolia, a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism that pairs incendiary reporting with thoughtful illustration and comics. And Habiba Nosheen directed Outlawed in Pakistan, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was called "among the standouts" of Sundance by The Los Angeles Times. A longer version of the film aired on PBS FRONTLINE. Nosheen's 2012 radio documentary, What Happened at Dos Erres? aired on This American Life and was called "a masterpiece of storytelling" by The New Yorker.

In short, you’ll leave feeling inspired. And you’ll leave with practical advice on realizing your dreams!


Moderators
avatar for Lauren M. Whaley

Lauren M. Whaley

President, Journalism and Women Symposium
Lauren M. Whaley is honored to be the current president of JAWS. Thanks to KC Cole, she was a JAWS fellow in 2010 and joined the board the next year. While not working on JAWS, she works full-time as a multimedia journalist producing video, radio, photography, multimedia and print... Read More →

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Laura Amico

Laura Amico is the creator of Homicide Watch, an online journalism organization that uses original reporting, primary source documents and social media to build a live public and comprehensive resource on violent crime. Amico was a 2011 MJ Bear Fellow (ONA) and a Knight News Entrepreneur Boot... Read More →
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Habiba Nosheen

Habiba Nosheen is a freelance journalist and filmmaker based in NYC. She is a journalist and filmmaker who has received the Peabody, Grace award, two overseas Press Club Awards and was a Livingston finalist. Her films have been supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, The... Read More →
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Erin Polgreen

Erin Polgreen is an internationally recognized strategist who works at the intersection of audience engagement, news innovation, and entrepreneurship. She is the cofounder of Symbolia Magazine, organizes the Media Ideation Fellowships, and regularly consults for a variety of foundations... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
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