MEDIA
DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Center of Excellence and a Media Expertise hub
focused on empowering journalists
and media organizations.
Friends, the Media Development Foundation opens a coordination center to help the media survive the war.
Help Ukrainian media keep going!
Ukraine is facing an unprecedented, full-scale war. Media across the country continue to operate under the most challenging circumstances.
They have shown extraordinary courage, but the reality on the ground is that most operations cannot continue from Ukraine alone
About us
Media accelerators and courses for media managers aim to help independent media become sustainable by developing business skills, forming strategic plans as well as reviewing and optimizing their organizational structures, improving newsroom management through tech innovations and KPIs, maintaining the best mentors expertise in the region, connecting them with partners within the private and donor sector and providing funding for project implementation and mentors' support to launch/scale independent, sustainable media ecosystem with strong ethical and professional standards of journalism.
invested in media
network of independent media

Over the past 9 years, MDF has implemented 75 projects

4,5M $

150+ partners in EaP

Our Impact
Media Sustainability
Media accelerators and courses for media managers aim to help independent media become sustainable by developing business skills, forming strategic plans as well as reviewing and optimizing their organizational structures, improving newsroom management through tech innovations and KPIs, maintaining the best mentors expertise in the region, connecting them with partners within the private and donor sector and providing funding for project implementation and mentors' support to launch/scale independent, sustainable media ecosystem with strong ethical and professional standards of journalism.
connects international organizations and brands with national and local independent publishers
is a professional media consulting services. Our vast network of media experts can launch new products, create efficient editorial and distribution strategies, audit monetization and management practices or carry out the complete digital transformation of your organization.
This part of our activities brings together educational programs for top and middle management of media organizations. These courses are built as three-month-long training programs for media managers and are designed to deepen their understanding of the fundamentals of the media business, as well as provide the necessary knowledge and skills to develop their departments (ex. marketing, commercial, editorial). The program offers a b-Learning approach, unique online courses, meet-ups with media experts, offline networking events and internships, as well as mentoring support for implementing change. Several editions of this type of training course have been launched: “Commercial Director in Media" and “Marketing Director in Media".
55 media outlets accelerated, income increased by 5-35%
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ARK
CORE Publisher Services
Courses for Media Managers
Lifelong learning/
Mid-Career Professional
Media accelerators and courses for media managers aim to help independent media become sustainable by developing business skills, forming strategic plans as well as reviewing and optimizing their organizational structures, improving newsroom management through tech innovations and KPIs, maintaining the best mentors expertise in the region, connecting them with partners within the private and donor sector and providing funding for project implementation and mentors' support to launch/scale independent, sustainable media ecosystem with strong ethical and professional standards of journalism.
long-term content strategy and newsroom management program for veteran journalists and chief in editor.
an opportunity for CEOs and editors to receive mentoring support in four main areas: content, marketing and distribution, monetization and management.
educational programs and an online course created to teach regional reporters a balanced and ethical writing on sensitive topics about vulnerable groups. The program also provides mentoring and/or financial support in making qualitative publications after the training part.
Excellence in Journalism
500+ trainings for mid cariers specialists
9000 participants at offline events
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the study of the full cycle of producing high-quality investigation stories and relevant techniques, including internships and mentoring from leading investigative centers.
the event that gathers in one place journalists, anti-corruption/ transparency activists, policy-makers, and media experts to spotlight top investigative stories and media development practices.
Core Editors Training Course
Core Consultancy and Mentorship
Journalism of Tolerance
Training Course for Investigative Journalists includes
The International Journalism Conference MezhyhiryaFest
Research
and Analytics
is a regular comprehensive analysis of the media market aimed to understand the latest trends, changes, issues and needs of media organizations.
in-depth research that focuses
on a specific topic or phenomenon in the field of media
(investigative journalism, media management, etc.)
of Media Organizations is a detailed study of the organization's health level that reveals what processes and critical spheres are to be fixed or what are potential points for development.
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We have a system for collecting quantitative and qualitative indicators, which helps us to identify the best ways to implement projects and ensure the achievement of indicators and goals within it, to adjust the implementation and progress of projects if necessary.
Annual Media Market Research
Specialized Research
Needs Assessment
Monitoring and Evaluation
Launching
journalist careers
The Journalism Exchange Program is aimed to help recent journalism school graduates
and early-career journalists develop their professional skills and kickstart their careers.
Launching Journalism Careers - 900 careers kick-started
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gives young journalists the opportunity to kickstart their careers in media and undergo paid internships in the best newsrooms from all over Ukraine.
in Newsrooms
JEP
is a chance to get a guiding star on the career path and work with the leading professionals from regional and national media outlets.
Online Mentorship
JEP
is the opportunity to work with mentors from the top global media (like CNN or OCCRP) and adopt international practices in the Eastern European context.
International
JEP
opens the world of never-ending education, training, and improving skills necessary to stay up-to-date and competitive in today's journalism market.
Learning
JEP
Community Building
is a hub for top professionals across media, marketing and tech that aims to drive conversation around the future of media in Ukraine, EaP, CEE and globally. — long-term content strategy and newsroom management program for veteran journalists and chief in editor.
an opportunity for CEOs and editors to receive mentoring support in four main areas: content, marketing and distribution, monetization and management.
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We organize conferences, trainings and meetups to bring new media professionals to the spotlight and disseminate their knowledge and experience among all media professionals.
Core Editors Training Course
Core Consultancy and Mentorship
Civil Society Development
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We organize conferences, trainings and meetups to bring new media professionals to the spotlight and disseminate their knowledge and experience among all media professionals.
+380 67 551 65 44
mdfoundation2014@gmail.com
Volodymyrska Street, 65
Kyiv, Ukraine