In funding new journalism ideas and tracking best practices, J-Lab has gleaned reams of practical insights from more than a decade of working with news creators and news gatherers.
Our one-on-one consulting, on-site training, and facilitation of brainstorming sessions have helped news organizations, foundations, universities and communities navigate the changing media landscape in new ways. And our customized training gets results.
- We are skilled at designing programs to incentivize robust news and information ecosystems.
- We help news organizations generate ideas for moving in new directions.
- We map local media ecosystems and recommend ways that foundations can help develop new capacity to meet the news and information needs of their communities.
- We help universities design new programs to engage their communities and advance their curricula.
We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations to explore what can work.
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The William Penn Foundation hired J-Lab in 2009 to map Philadelphia's media landscape and make recommendations for how WPF could support more robust public affairs news and information.
Our report and recommendations were a key contributor to the foundation approving a $2.4 million grant in 2010 to launch the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network.
It also paved the way for J-Lab to launch the Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Awards, which has incentivized both in-depth reporting and new collaborations.
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