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Want to get up to $14,000 to develop your media outlet? Media Manager Academy can give you this opportunity

01 August 2019
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Media Development Foundation, together with Solidarity Fund PL, is launching a program for editors and CEOs of commercial media who want to develop their media business.

Participants from Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova can apply for the program. The first wave of registration for the MMA will last until August 2. Candidates will be interviewed remotely and on August 9 the organizers will announce the results of the selection. The second wave of registration will end on August 15.  On August 23, after the interviews, the results of the second wave will be announced.

Requirements for participants:

  • Have at least several years of senior management experience (in some cases, the organizers can make an exception for executive producers or commercial directors).
  • Media submitted to the program must be politically independent and adhere to journalistic standards.
  • The participant should have a plan for how to make his or her media outlet less dependent on donors or how to increase media’s impact.
  • Among the candidates from Ukraine, preference will be given to regional media outlets.
Within 4 months, participants, with the support of experienced mentors, will test and develop new models of monetization. The program is divided into three training modules that will be held in Kyiv. The main themes of the modules: the basics of business, self-management and management of employees, innovations in the media, implementation of changes. The first block of lectures will begin on September 6th.

See more about previous MMA program here: 

At the end of the program, the participants will present ideas for their pilot projects to investors and donors, and they will be able to get up to $ 14,000 for their implementation during the program.

At the end of the program, the participants will present the ideas of their pilot projects and will be able to get up to 14 thousand dollars for their implementation. 

For more information about Media Manager Academy program, visit the program's website. You can register for participation in the program here.