Accelerator

The Facebook Accelerator Program

An Accelerator is a three-month program aimed at addressing specific business challenges facing the news industry. Accelerator programs bring news organizations together to innovate; learn from one another; and collaboratively develop strategies to improve their business both on and off Facebook. Each Accelerator program has three key objectives:

1 Facilitate Collaboration Between Publishers

The Accelerator workshops bring like-minded news organizations and journalists together in one place to work together intensively in small groups. Relationships are formed and best practices are developed on how to address common problems such as building a digital subscriptions business, expanding digital video storytelling, and more.

2 Scale Shared Lessons

Through the sessions, the Accelerator participants share ideas and experiences, test theories and experiment new ones. With each new Accelerator, the collective learnings grow exponentially creating a warehouse of tactics, strategies and best practices to be shared.

3 Build Sustainability

The focus of all Accelerators is to build sustainability across both a publisher's business and storytelling capabilities. Each session helps publishers identify ways to improve their businesses, whether it's identifying key metrics or finding practical solutions to existing gaps.

Latest Lessons and Case Studies From the Accelerator Program

As we continue to expand the Accelerator program, read about what participants are learning and implementing from them.

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Subscriptions Accelerator: Results from Local News Publishers

After participating in a 12-week program to increase subscriptions, local news publishers share their results, who inspired their ideas, and what they plan on focusing on in the coming months.

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I came away from these sessions with a deep understanding of driving consumer revenue and how I can help the team share that across the company.

Debby Krenek

Publisher
Newsday

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