Facebook Journalism Project Unveils Sustainability Accelerator Participants

10 of the 20 are Black-owned, Black-led publishers

Facebook Journalism Project revealed the 20 organizations that will participate in its Sustainability Accelerator program, which provides intensive training in essentials to building a sustainable media business.

The program is being funded by part of Facebook’s $5 million investment in publishers that serve historically marginalized communities.

Participants were chosen by Facebook staff, International Center for Journalists staff and coaches, from the more than 200 applications submitted in the U.S., based on demonstrated impact on their communities, commitment to the program’s requirements and readiness to pursue their biggest business opportunities.

Facebook Journalism Project offered more details on the participants:

  • One-half of the group is made up of Black-owned, Black-led publishers, from some of the nation’s oldest Black newspapers to digitally native organizations.
  • 80%


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