Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership

Empowering News Media Leaders of the Future.



The alumni of our Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of how to build and execute a product strategy.
  • Understand the market forces that impact the business model of journalism and know how to develop new revenue models, business plans and growth strategies.
  • Learn how to foster a data-driven mindset to drive audience-centric innovation.
  • Understand and apply industry best practices in organizational structure, revenue models and innovation management.
  • Strengthen their leadership skills to attract and retain diverse talent and manage interdisciplinary teams.
  • Become more effective in how to drive change and manage transformation in their news organization.
  • Build lasting relationships with their cohort, the Newmark J-School community, and the NYC media innovation ecosystem.
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How to Apply

Applications for the Class of 2025 will open on March 4, 2024.

Applicants will be expected to provide:

  • thoughtful responses to open-ended questions about their leadership experience
  • two letters of recommendation from people who can speak of their leadership skills and potential
  • a resume
  • a letter of intent of up to 1,000 words explaining what makes them a good candidate for this program
  • Participants who make it through the first round will be scheduled for a video call with the program director or a member of the admissions committee.


The next program will run from September 9, 2024 to June 27, 2025. Participants are expected to participate in 2-hour weekly online sessions each Wednesday, a monthly 2-hour leadership session, as well as attend 3 intense in-person residencies throughout the year. The first residency will take place from September 9-13, 2024. The second residency will take place from February 24-28, 2025, and the final residency will take place on June 23-27, 2025.



The Business of Journalism

Finance for Media Managers

Product Management and Development

Revenue Models and Business Development

Managing Technology and Innovation

Strategy and Execution

Audience, Data, Marketing and Metrics

Managing Culture and Change

Teams, Structures and Diversity


Career Development

Leading with Resilience


Managerial Decision Making

Dealing with Resistance

User-centered Design


Capstone Project

Coaching and Mentoring

Leadership Circles

Networking, Events, Fireside Chats and Company Visits



Contact Us

Do you have a question about our Executive Program? If so, please contact us.

Niketa Patel
Senior Director of Leadership Programs

Divine Life Williams
Educational Program Coordinator

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