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Reflections on the Life and Death of ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

As the open Internet and open culture movements come to terms with the tragic death of Aaron Swartz in January, 2013, and try to make changes to the law that allowed him to be prosecuted with such unbalanced fervor, a new film is about to be released focusing on the world that Aaron was trying to change. The Internet’s Own Boy will be available for download and shown in theaters June 27, 2014.

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From Modem to Mobile – Celebrating the Past and Future of Nonprofit Tech

Media Impact Funders convened a funder discussion at the Washington offices of Microsoft Corporation on the eve of the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) earlier this month. Our Executive Director Vince Stehle moderated a vibrant discussion with Jane Meseck, Director of Global Citizenship for Microsoft, Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation and Amy Sample Ward, Executive Director of NTEN. Read more

MIFocus: AIM and Shoot Zooms in On Impact, Photography

“Photography has a special capacity to serve the public interest,” Media Impact Funders Executive Director Vince Stehle told attendees at the March 5 Media Impact Focus event, AIM and Shoot. And who could imagine a better venue to explore this topic than the Skylight Studios of the Annenberg Space for Photography?

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Fraternal Order

At our recent Media Impact Focus: Assessing the Impact of Media, we introduced Fraternal Order, a brave, new way to apply total information awareness to the thorny task of tracking media impact. Don’t be frightened, it’s not a real service. We hope it reveals, with a bit of dark humor, the challenge of assessing the impact of media at the same time it highlights the very real concern of excessive government surveillance.

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Foundations + Public Interest Media Interview

At the studios of Democracy Now! in Manhattan, Philanthropy News Digest spoke with our Executive Director Vincent Stehle about how the media landscape has changed since our organization was founded in 2006 Read more

TED: Exceptional Media + Ideas for Change

On May 13, at the offices of Philanthropy New York and via livestream, I moderated a discussion on the power of ideas and how TED is using media to tell stories, ignite imaginations and spark social change. Read more

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