New U is a competitive program for journalists of color who want to become entrepreneurs. Last summer, 16 participants joined a Ford Foundation-sponsored UNITY curriculum over the course of the four minority journalism conferences (NAHJ, NAJA, NABJ and AAJA) to learn about entrepreneurship and pitch their ideas.
Their pitches were recorded on video, and now we’re asking you, the participants’ peers, to vote for the very best business concept. One finalist from each UNITY alliance association (AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ and NAJA) will be selected to win a seed grant for their business plan. Thank you in advance for your assistance in selecting the best idea.
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE VIEWING THE VIDEOS:
- Please click on each association logo and view each video for that association. Make a note of who you think has the best idea. Please review all videos. There are four per association, for a total of 16.
- Once you have reviewed the videos, click on the Vote Now link underneath the videos.
- Register your vote for one entrepreneur from each association. One from AAJA, one from NABJ, one from NAHJ and one from NAJA.
- You do not have to be a member to vote.