Cambridge, Mass. – Public Media Accelerator, a $2.5 million incubator launched by Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to spur innovation in public media, has been formed in Cambridge, Mass.
Corey Ford (pictured), director of Innovation Endeavors’ Runway program, the start-up incubator at Eric Schmidt’s early stage venture capital firm, and former producer for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Frontline, has been named as the director of the new organization.
The Public Media Accelerator seeks to “change media for good” by investing in entrepreneurs from media, technology, and design to build ventures with the potential to reshape the future of public media.
Applications for the program will open in early summer 2012. Candidates selected to participate will receive seed funding and join an intensive mentorship-driven entrepreneurship program.
This article was also published in New England Tech Wire.