Development programmes


Through our programmes, we build knowledge and understanding of public interest news –

both to the general public, and to people who work in, or would like to work in, the public interest news sector.

Current programmes 

PINF Leadership Programme - Autumn 2021
September - November 2021

An eight-week online programme - running from late September to late November - that aims to provide inspiration, knowledge and confidence for leaders of independent news publishers. It also aims to create a community of peers who can call on each other for ideas, advice and best practice.

>> Find out more

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Past programmes 

PINF Emergency Fund Development Programme 
July-September 2020

Following on from the PINF Covid-19 Emergency Fund in June 2020, grantees participated in a professional development programme designed to help publishers work together on some of the most pressing challenges facing small, independent news providers in the digital age.

The programme explored a range of issues including reader and advertising revenue, community engagement and new, innovative ways of delivering news such as podcasting, with the insight of industry experts. 

>> Explore resources for independent publishers which draw on key learnings from the programme.