Eight hyperlocal, community media projects from across the United States have been chosen as New Voices grant winners for 2009.
New Voices, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, helps to finance the launch of local news projects. It also provides technical support to create new ways for people to take part in public life.
The judging panel made its decision from more than 300 applicants, which all have a specific geographic community focus.
The winners include GrossePointeToday.com, Oakland Local and Backyard News.