The Inkubator

Inkubating big ideas and the future of journalism


9 supporters


"Carol Robidoux's lifelong commitment to journalism, education, and the development of young people has shaped so many careers, including my own. Her founding of a youth section in my hometown newspaper gave me my start, way back when I was a teenager, and I'm eternally grateful for her selfless efforts. I doubt I'd be writing today if I didn't have that chance." - Robert Costa, # 1 New York Times bestselling co-author of 'Peril' with Bob Woodward

The Inkubator program will serve the community in three main ways:

  • Provide support and resources for NH journalism instructors as they work to build or enhance curriculum and recruit students for school-based instruction and publications. Through these relationships, develop a program to serve motivated local high school and/or college-age students interested in gaining education and experience in the area of journalism/communications as a career path. The Inkubator would provide curriculum, boot camp sessions, extended learning opportunity (ELO) credits for high school students, writing experience, and a pathway toward employment as journalists, with the Ink Link providing guidance, education, and internship opportunities.
  • Develop a "think tank" to incubate ideas and initiatives within our community that connects our readers to the issues that directly affect them, using the principles of solutions journalism to engage and inform.
  • Continued funding in support of our ongoing Manchester Rising reporting fund, which allows us to pay reporters to develop and write stories that inform our community about the people, entities and organizations that are working to build a stronger city.

"This Inkubator program is aimed at nurturing and growing New Hampshire's local journalism ecosystem - support for educators, opportunities for students and creating pathways for future journalists. And beyond that, we want to engage our community in this process because together, we rise."
- Carol Robidoux, Manchester Ink Link Founder and Publisher

If you prefer to make a tax-deductible donation by check, please make the check payable to Local Media Foundation and write “Inkubator" on the memo line.

Mail donation checks to:

          Local Media Foundation
          P.O. Box 85015
          Chicago, IL 60689-5033

Manchester Ink Link’s Inkubator Program will incubate ideas and initiatives that connect readers to the issues that directly affect them, develop stories that inform and educate our community, and provide educational opportunities for students interested in journalism. Donations to Local Media Foundation for this project are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions. Please consult a tax advisor for details. The program is administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association.



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