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Help the JJA get a Knight Foundation Challenge Grant

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

The JJA has applied for a Knight News Challenge Grant to expand and strengthen the network that ties together jazz creators, presenters and media makers in local communities throughout the U.S. and perhaps abroad. A continuation of the direction the JJA has taken with many of its projects in the past decade, the “Jazz Lives Network” is intended to work towards improving the position of  JJA members and media colleagues in their local communities. Endorsements of the JJA’s initiative by individuals could help us get this grant.

Readers are urged to go to this link — http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/19480580060/jazz-lives-network-jazz-journalists-association — and post a comment explaining why an online network using new media to report on jazz is important to  show that “jazz lives” in your community and locales like yours. You might also comment on how you’ve participated and/or benefited from a JJA project such as the eyeJAZZ news video initiative, APAP and CMA conference workshops, our online webinars, meetings at the New School, the annual Jazz Awards and the Jazz Awards satellite parties, panels at IAJE, miscellaneous events and festivals, mentoring efforts, or even contributing to JJANews. You can comment using your Facebook, Twitter or Disqusaccount. And then please SHARE this link by emailing it to your friends.

It will only take a moment, so please do it right now. You’ll be helping us make sure that we can all continue to have and make great media — publications, blogs, video, radio, film, social network postings and more — that proves “jazz lives.”

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