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Friday, October 28 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Road to sustainability: Successes and mistakes from three news founders

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ProPublica co-founder and past President Richard J. Tofel, Outlier founder and editor-in-chief Sarah Alvarez, and Lenfest Institute CEO Jim Friedlich will share how they launched and grew sustainable nonprofit news enterprises, the challenges overcome along the way, and the pitfalls ahead. They'll offer insights into building compelling product and editorial visions, long term revenue models, organizational culture and structure, leadership, succession, and more.

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Jim Friedlich

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Jim Friedlich is CEO and Executive Director of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, an innovative non-profit organization that supports local journalism in Philadelphia and nationwide. The Institute is the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, now the largest newspaper in America owned... Read More →
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Sarah Alvarez

Outlier Media
Sarah believes journalism should be designed as essential civic infrastructure and be responsive to the needs of all people. Before founding Outlier Media, she worked in civil rights law, social justice, and public radio. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times and ProPublica... Read More →
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Richard Tofel

Independent Consultant
Dick Tofel was the founding general manager (and first employee) of ProPublica, and its president from 2013-21. Under his leadership, ProPublica grew to more than 160 employees and raised more than $225 million from other than its founding funders, while winning six Pulitzer Prizes... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Waterloo 3/4 (Main Ballroom)