2023 Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange

Applications are now open for the 2023 Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange, a community-grounded accelerator program supporting BIPOC media and news entrepreneurs through training, one-on-one coaching, and grantmaking. 

The Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange focuses on the urgent need and opportunity to support and advance more media entrepreneurs of color to ensure communities prosper and news businesses thrive and grow sustainably on their own terms.

Self-identified media makers whose businesses are beyond the concept stage of development are encouraged to apply. The program is open to both entrepreneurs and “intrapreneurs,” those working inside of news and media organizations with enterprising endeavors.

Opportunity offered by:

The Lenfest Institute

Journalism requires new business models, powerful innovations and diverse audiences. The Lenfest Institute is working throughout local news ecosystems, in Philadelphia and beyond, to crack the code on a sustainable…
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Location(s) where available


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Areas of focus

Newsroom Innovation
Underrepresented Community(ies)

Application deadline:
February 9, 2023