North Star Foundation
The North Star Foundation programme empowers publishers
to identify and realise a key reader revenue or engagement ambition,
guided by the FT’s North Star methodology.
Applications are currently closed, but please register your interest using the form below.
Who is the Programme for?
This programme is five days running from 9 am - 5 pm each day. It's designed for publishers with an existing base of digital readers, typically >250,000 monthly unique viewers. Alternatively, if you already generate >10% of your revenue from digital readers, this programme is also likely to be suitable for you and help you to realise your D2C ambitions.
North Star Foundation is a 5-day hands-on programme. Each day will require 7 hours of dedicated time. You should assign 2-5 individuals to the team, with a mix from editorial and advertising / commercial departments. The programme is global and is often delivered in native language, however some fluency in English may be an advantage.
- Identify the key underlying causes behind their unique challenge
- Develop an actionable project plan aimed at tackling the challenge around reader engagement or reader revenue
- Conduct in-depth impact / risk / effort assessment for their North Star objective, using the FT’s proprietary NS tool
- Leave with a network of peers and experts for support beyond the programme
Setting a North Star goal is a first step of streamlining all your efforts to grow towards a common goal as a publisher. This program offered us as a smaller publication the necessary insights to kick-start the development of our North Star goal. We for sure will be further implementing the hypothesis/experiment mindset to help figure out if a new idea is worth developing.Strategist, EOS
"n the rat race of journalism and media in a world of countless opportunities, the North Star Foundation Program helps to take a step back and focus on strategy. And it does so in a hands-on way. Don't hesitate...Chief editor, Kerknet.be
Finding a new North Star really helped us in developing a new vision and goals.Digital, Onetz.de