Sustainability and Media Management Training Programme for Media Managers

Within the grant programme SSE Riga calls all local investigative journalists in Europe for an intensive 4 week free of charge Sustainability and media management training programme. It provides essential training in fundamental business skills, comparable to a compact MBA programme, enabling those who have launched or who direct independent news media outlets to develop sustainable business models.

  • One-year module-based programme;

  • Four intensive five-day modules spaced two months apart;

  • Up to 20 participants;

  • Faculty selected on the basis of their experience in media and business industry as well as the ability to teach experienced managers;

  • Programme provides essential training in fundamental business and leadership skills, comparable to a compact MBA programme, focusing on media industry;

  • Individual projects developed by students during the programme are presented in front of investors and financial advisors at the end of the course;

  • Mentoring provided throughout the programme;

  • English as the language of instruction;

  • A venue located at the heart of Riga centre in a beautiful art nouveau district.

In four five-day modules spaced two months apart, founders or directors of both nonprofit and for-profit independent outlets will learn how they can improve their leadership, strategy, marketing and financial management skills. Cases from within and outside the media industry will form the basis for discussion. Practical exercises in accounting, business modeling, project management, public speaking and other skills are integrated in each module. These skills will underlie participants’ personal or enterprise project proposals in the closing sessions. At the end of the programme participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas with financial advisors and investors to potentially develop a business relationship and collaboration opportunities.


Riga, Latvia


Module 1: October 17-21, 2022
Module 2: December 5-9, 2022
Module 3: February 13-17, 2023
Module 4: April 24-28, 2023


Tom Trewinnard - Programme Director (UK)

Kevin Davis - Marketing Module (USA)

Peter Zashev - Leadership Module (Finland)

Natalja Tochelovska - Finance Module (Latvia)

Jakub Parusinski - Strategy Module (UK)

Mark Lee Hunter - Business Canvas (France)…
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