Elements of Nonprofit News Management

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is proud to publish “Elements of Nonprofit News Management” by Richard J. Tofel, the former president and founding general manager of ProPublica. 

A new resource for journalism entrepreneurs

“Elements of Nonprofit News Management” draws on Tofel’s years of experience in managing and running a nonprofit newsroom. From drafting a strong mission statement to connecting with potential donors, the book covers a range of vital topics media professionals should consider for the future of their companies. It’s a must-read for anyone starting, running, or working at a nonprofit news organization.

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Added Resources

On October 24, The Lenfest Institute celebrated the official publication of “Elements of Nonprofit News Management” with a virtual launch event. Tofel was in conversation with Lenfest CEO Jim Friedlich to discuss key recommendations from the book and answer questions.

The recording of the launch event can be found below for those who missed it:

In addition to publishing “Elements of Nonprofit News Management,” The Lenfest Institute has compiled added resources and templates to help illustrate many of the key concepts highlighted in the book. These are a compilation of publicly available assets and resources shared by members of our community. We’ll continue to update these folders. Have something you’d like to share? Email [email protected] — and we’ll send you a free copy of the book.