Corey Ford Tapped to Lead Public Media Incubator
The Public Radio
Exchange, which operates an online marketplace for public radio program
distribution, and the John S. and James
L. Knight Foundation have tapped Corey
Ford to head the Public Media Accelerator, a $2.5 million incubator formed to
spur innovation in public media.
The Public Media
Accelerator seeks to “change media for good” by investing in mission-driven
entrepreneurs from media, technology, and design to build ventures with the
potential to reshape the future of public media, according to the announcement.
Ford was most recently director of Innovation Endeavors,
Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s venture capital fund. Prior to that, he taught
design thinking innovation at the Institute of Design at Stanford University.
Ford began his career in public broadcasting managing the production of films
for the PBS/WGBH series "Frontline."
Applications for the accelerator program will open in early
summer 2012. Candidates selected to participate will receive seed funding and
join an intensive mentorship-driven entrepreneurship program.
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