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Elevate: Helping News Businesses Thrive

Organisation: International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)

Status: Closed

  • Training and Education
  • Media literacy

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: 02/03/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    Small or medium-sized media outlets only
    – Applicants must have C-level positions and be fully dedicated to the initiative
    – Media outlet must be officially active for at least two years
    – Media outlet must have at least two people on staff (C-level + 1)
    – Media outlet has at least one active revenue stream
    – Applicants must be 100% focused on finding ways to turn their media outlet into a sustainable initiative
    – The problem the media outlet is struggling with must be related to one of the 4 areas Elevate is dedicated to solving. (Please note that no content-related problem will be addressed in this program)
    – Applicant must be ready to commit to a seven-month program and dedicate up to four hours per week to it in the first two months (May-Jun) + one hour per week in the last five months (Jul-Nov)
    – Applicant must be fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

Elevate, ICFJ´s news business hub, is a mind-changing global program focused on helping C-level journalists who are running small and medium-sized media outlets develop their business skills so that their newsrooms can become sustainable and grow.  The program is a “real-life MBA.” It is an opportunity for journalists to learn from global business executives and to receive funding, all with the purpose of taking their operations to the next level.

Elevate is focused on solving news business problems that might be keeping media organizations from growing. The initiative will help participants by supporting their development in four tracks: Business Strategy, Operations and Finance, Technology and New media, Communications and Marketing.

See here to learn more and apply.

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