2022 Impact Report

Dear Friends, 

The movement to support a sustainable future for local journalism accelerated in 2022, and The Lenfest Institute was at the forefront of this coalition here in Philadelphia, throughout Pennsylvania, and across the United States. 

The Institute is solely focused on developing sustainable solutions for local journalism, and we could not do it without the help of donors, supporters, and partners like you. 

Local news is all about community. Journalists ensure that residents have access to the news they need to lead informed and fulfilled lives, they hold government officials to account, and they share narratives that uplift our neighbors and highlight the best of us.

This impact report details how, thanks to your support, The Institute put solutions in practice to  ensure that journalists have the resources they need to do this essential work. 

My colleagues and I are excited to share more about our work in support of the development of new media entrepreneurs in Philadelphia, investments in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s world-class investigative reporting, the growth of Spotlight PA’s watchdog journalism to new areas of Pennsylvania, the convening of national news leaders, and much more. 

We’re grateful for your partnership, and we look forward to our continued work together in 2023 and beyond.

With thanks, 

Jim Friedlich

Executive Director & CEO, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism 

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