The Field of Media Funding

The term “media” now means so much more than just journalism and newspapers. Learn more about the importance of media funding and its role in preserving civil society, the scope of media funding, the history of the field and examples of foundations and their myriad initiatives to support effective media.

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As an event-driven organization, we’re constantly bringing changemakers together, whether in-person or online, to make strategic connections with like-minded professionals.

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Save the Date: Sundance 2020 film funders gathering

Are you heading to the 2020 Sundance Film Festival? We’d love it if you’d join us and your peers for a gathering to discuss your work, your priorities, and collaborations in the field. Whether it’s your first time at Sundance, or you’re a seasoned pro, this film funder gathering is designed for you to learn […]

Mapping the Field of Media and Philanthropy: The Latest Data, Networks and Trends

Developed in partnership with Candid (formerly Foundation Center), our media grants data map is a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically-funded media projects worldwide since 2009. This tool enables users to see, understand and dig deep into the numbers, networks and trends surrounding media and philanthropy.

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We are in snowy Boulder, CO for today's Media Impact Focus on Climate & the Environment, co-sponsored with @MediaFunders and @cophilanthropy! Excited to spend the day thinking together on environment and climate communications, to inspire audiences and move people to action

Thanks to all who attended last week's #JFunders gathering—our largest to date. Here are some highlights (and sunsets!): https://bit.ly/32vTLZ9 @KFF @HumanityUnited @HSFdn @knightfdn @FordFoundation @BorealisPhil @DemocracyFund @JoyceFdn @MooreFound @BlueShieldFound

The Guardian: Craigslist's Craig Newmark: 'Outrage is profitable. Most online outrage is faked for profit'.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/14/craigslist-craig-newmark-outrage-is-profitable-most-online-outrage-is-faked-for-profit

via @GoogleNews