The Lenfest institute
for Journalism

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H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is the first-of-its-kind organization whose sole mission is to develop and support sustainable business models for great local journalism.

A distinctive organization of news executives, media entrepreneurs, software and technology executives, philanthropists, community leaders and leading academics, the Institute is working to transform the news industry in the digital age to ensure that high quality local journalism remains a cornerstone of our democracy.

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News Enterprise

Offers resources to help heritage news organizations transform to a digital future

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Provides financial assistance and expertise for news innovation, new products and new platforms

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Supports public services journalism that employs new tools to maximize impact and engagement

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The Lenfest Institute for Journalism has a passionate and diverse Executive Leadership team and Board of Managers committed to developing and advancing sustainable journalism.

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