Beyond Print grant program

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is today announcing a new grant opportunity for publishers conducting experiments related to print reduction and digital revenue growth, key pillars of the Institute’s mission to develop solutions for the next era of local journalism.  

As part of its Beyond Print program, the Institute will provide a limited number of grants, of up to $25,000 each, to support strategic experimentation that will result in transformative change toward a print transition. Beyond Print was launched in 2022 in partnership with the American Press Institute and has supported publishers with a broad array of learning and strategic planning programs as they transition away from print-centric revenue models to a sustainable digital future.  

To be eligible for this grant opportunity, projects must explicitly address at least one of the following eight elements of a print transition plan:  

  • revenue transition from print to digital 
  • newsroom content, capabilities, and workflows  
  • print and digital product development and user experience  
  • technology system evolution 
  • customer service planning 
  • customer communication planning 
  • manufacturing and distribution planning and contracts  
  • financial modeling 

Grantees will be required to share their results and learnings in a forthcoming Beyond Print Toolkit so that these lessons can be applied by others in the news industry.  

Beyond Print is currently funded by an anchor donation from the Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund.

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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United States (all)

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General Funding

Applications accepted starting:
October 3, 2023
Application deadline:
November 10, 2023
This is a recurring opportunity