The 2011-2012 Jewish New Media Innovation Fund award recipients were announced today, to much fanfare. So much so, in fact, that the website actually crashed!
We too are really excited about the selected projects and the potential they hold for helping us learn how to use emerging technologies to foster meaningful engagement in Jewish life. The $500,000 in grants and technical support went to nine digital media projects designed to engage 18 – 40 year olds in Jewish life, learning, culture and community.
They were selected from amongst a pool of 300+ outstanding, diverse applications by a six-member advisory council consisting of experts ranging from the former Chief Digital Officer of MTV Networks to the current vice president of interactive learning and engagement for Teach For America. Read More »