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PINF Autumn Leadership Programme kicks off with 15 news publishers

Today, the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) kicks off its Autumn Leadership Programme with 15 independent newsrooms from across the UK.


The leadership programme is an eight-week course covering a range of subjects on the agenda of newsrooms everywhere. The programme features expert speakers and workshops on business models, leadership styles, audience engagement, internal culture, innovation, resilience, the future of news, and more.


The programme is a chance for a cohort of news organisations to boost their knowledge and understanding of best practices, get inspired by brilliant examples, and to build strong links with their peers to solve problems together now and in future.


PINF believes that this programme will help news publishers to become more sustainable, both in financial terms, and in their social standing in communities – so they can produce high quality content that meets people’s needs. In turn, the public benefit stands to be marked: better informed citizens, cohesive communities and a healthier, more resilient democracy.


The 2021 cohort includes local newsrooms, national investigative newsrooms and identity- and issue-specific newsrooms from Gal-Dem to The Bristol Cable, from Shetland News to Portsmouth’s Star & Crescent. The full list of participating newsrooms follows.


This is the second time PINF has run a leadership programme. You can find some of the lessons from the 2020 programme in the Resources page of our website. We hope to continue to add to this page throughout this year’s programme.


If you are interested in our 2022 programme, make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list to be the first to hear more.