THE LENFEST INSTITUTE AND SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM NETWORK LAUNCH COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH INITIATIVE
PHILADELPHIA (August 2, 2017) – The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Solutions Journalism Network today announced the creation of a fellowship dedicated to reporting, research and thought leadership on business and newsroom solutions for sustainable local journalism. The Lenfest Institute has received a generous one-year grant from the Solutions Journalism Network to support the work. Joseph Lichterman, most recently with Nieman Journalism Lab, has been appointed the first Lenfest Institute-Solutions Journalism Network Fellow.
Joseph will conduct research and reporting that will apply the tenets of solutions journalism to journalism itself — identifying successful models, business practices and technologies for sustainable news. Joseph will focus on reporting and publishing case studies on topics such as new methods of news monetization and fundraising, new approaches to news gathering and contributor networks, and successful strategies for mobile storytelling, among many other topics.
Joseph joins the Lenfest Institute from Nieman Journalism Lab, where he was a staff writer covering innovation in journalism. He previously worked in the Reuters Detroit bureau, where he covered the Detroit bankruptcy.
Joseph begins on August 7, and will be based in Philadelphia at the Lenfest Institute.