This post originally appeared on the Ford Foundation’s Equals Change blog on Sept. 21, 2016.
Not everyone knows the name Sir Tim Berners-Lee, but they certainly know his invention: the World Wide Web. And if being responsible for one of the most important innovations in human history wasn’t enough, early on Berners-Lee made the generous and vital decision to give it away for free.
Since 2014, Media Impact Funders has been showcasing the work of producers dedicated to creating documentaries in the public interest through our annual Media Impact Festival. This year’s Media Impact Festival is a partnership with the AFI DOCS Film Festival in Washington, D.C., from June 14-18. We’ll be celebrating the following 10 media projects, which […]
Media projects are often judged primarily on their own merit. When it comes to gauging impact, however, context rather than content can be king. Mapping tools can help to reveal that context, making it easier to both design outreach and assess outcomes.
Here are five mapping strategies to consider: Read more
For the most part, our analyses at Media Impact Funders are focused on gauging the positive impact of media. But it’s also worthwhile to take a moment and acknowledge that media practices that put profits over purpose can undermine society.
There’s a growing concern that America’s major media companies, far from serving as the watchdog of a healthy democracy, are actively engaged in practices that pollute and corrupt our political discourse.