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J-Lab announces Knight Batten Award

Our good friends over at J-Lab, located at American University's School of Communication in Washington D.C., have announced their Knight-Batten Awards for innovation in Journalism.

The awards are aimed at journalism initiatives that "seize and create opportunities to involve citizens in public issues and supply entry points that invite their participation or spark their imagination."

Examples of entries include: "...such things as online news experiences, news games, mobile news ideas, citizen media, creative use of cell phones, Webcams, vlogging, podcasting, social networks, computer kiosks, new applications of software, content management systems and other advances in interactive or participatory journalism."

The grand prize being offered is $10,000 along with other awards.

Read the full description and rules on their site:

http://www.j-lab.org/awards/about_the_awards/