INN is committed to helping journalists learn the skills they need to create thriving, sustainable, high-impact journalistic institutions. To that end, we offer a number of education and training programs.

New resources: INN Day 2016 training materials 

Training events

Many of our members have spent their entire careers producing journalism but have no prior experience running a business. For those who’ve taken on the noble goal of starting their own nonprofit or independent newsroom, INN offers a number of training opportunities throughout the year, both in person and online.

Programs focus on audience and business development, business and leadership acumen, tech and business hands-on help, with five levels of training:

  • Monthly webinars with industry experts or sector leaders on timely business and operational issues

  • Peer Groups: a bi-monthly Google Hangout on topics submitted by INN members to help members brainstorm solutions to common problems and to encourage networking among the group. To submit an idea for a session, email

  • Office Hours: weekly open advice sessions with the INN technology team

  • Quarterly Revenue Strategies “Sprints:" multi-week workshops for hands-on training with a mentor/trainer

  • Twice annual conferences with deep-dive training, including INN Day each summer around the Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference.

For specific training events and dates, please visit our events calendar.

Online training & resources

INN offers a number of online courses and archived webinars and training materials on our website at Anyone can take these courses, which include developing a 100-day plan, creating a media kit, identifying and developing revenue streams, budgeting skills, and more.