Diversity Programming

Want to stay involved?

The Lenfest Institute has exciting programs in the works surrounding our efforts toward diversity, equity and inclusion in Philadelphia’s news and information ecosystem, which you can read about below.

Also, if you’d like to receive more information about our diversity programming, please sign up for our email list here. You can receive Next Generation programming-specific emails by clicking on the appropriate box on the email form.

Ida B. Wells Society Investigative Reporting Workshop

Sponsored by the Lenfest Institute and led by the society’s founders, this training will cover topics from pitching investigative projects to getting public records.

Date: July 26, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Convene, 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Facebook Community Network Grants

If you’d like to know more about our previous recipients, please click here.

A program offering grants of up to $25,000 for a six-month project that builds community through local news. Grant recipients also have the opportunity to connect with industry experts to support their projects.

Date: July 22 – August 12, 2019


Next Generation Fund

The fund will provide awards to Philadelphia-area journalists and students of color to attend a professional conference of their choice.

Date: January 6-31, 2020


Next Generation Professional Advancement Seminars

A program for high-potential journalists of color to participate in monthly workshops surrounding professional development, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning.

Date: TBD


Next Generation Startup Accelerator

An accelerator for journalists of color that coaches on the various steps needed to build a media start-up. This program will culminate in a pitch event, after which participants will receive a grant toward their business.

Date: TBD