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Former KDMC Fellows Nominated for 2011 Online News Association Awards

Nominees produced work ranging from investigations on the price of fuel, earthquake safety and lifesaving drugs to a site focused on regional environmental issues.

InvestigateWest Co-Founder Probes the Startup Mindset

News entrepreneur Rita Hibbard (Dec '09) wrote a probing retrospective on the sense and sensibility needed to operate a successful news start-up. 

Hibbard, executive director and editor of InvestigateWest, a Seattle-based non-profit investigative news organization covering the environment, health and social justice, said running a startup requires extreme creativity.

Looking back on the first year of operating the news ...

News Start-Up Run by Alums Profiled in CJR

The Columbia Journalism Review published a profile of the accomplishments of InvestigateWest's first year of operation. The CJR article commends the Seattle-based investigative news site, co-founded by KDMC@Berkeley workshop graduates Rita Hibbard (Dec '09) Robert McClure (Jan '10) and Kristen Young (Jun '10), for establishing respectability and esteem from news partners in the region. Rita Hibbard is also ...

KDMC Alums Receive $100,000 to Fund Investigative News Start-Up

KDMC alum Rita Hibbard who leads the Seattle news start-up InvestigateWest was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation (EEJF). Hibbard, a graduate of the KDMC@USC Entrepreneur Boot Camp and the December 2009 KDMC@UCB Web 2.0 Tech Tools for Journalists Workshop, said in a public announcement that the award was like ...