Bloomberg Announces New York Media Stimulus Plans

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans Tuesday for a research lab, digital-media apprenticeships, a technology-equipment bond program and other initiatives designed to create 8,000 media jobs in New York over the next 10 years.

“There are lots of great cities out there,” he said at a press conference at the local headquarters of IAC (IACI). “We’ve got to make sure people understand there’s a reason to grow, locate, stay in New York City.”

Among the proposed projects are NYC Media Lab, a facility that will coordinate research being done by universities and businesses, and Jumpstart New Media, a training program that places mid-level traditional-media workers into new-media companies for 10-week internships.

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