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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Science journalism: Going beyond the data

Scientific inquiry is being challenged as never before, and science denialism is increasingly prevalent, as efforts to propagate misinformation and disinformation grow more prominent. To reclaim and support the essential role of science in our society, funders are continuing to respond with a variety of grants that support the communication of science. This webinar will focus on […]

National Geographic 2020 Storytellers Summit

The ability to tell stories broadens our understanding of the world and creates deeper connections between us and others. Join some of the most renowned and influential photographers, filmmakers, illustrators, and journalists from around the world for this celebration of the incomparable power of storytelling. Prepare to be inspired! This is an invitation-only event.  Please […]

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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I spoke with @NewsMatch Project Director @JasonAlcorn about about the role of nonprofit news and the struggle independent news organizations have funding local watchdog journalism in the latest edition of #Update1, the podcast of the National @PressClubDC.
https://www.press.org/newsroom/nonprofit-news-and-vital-role-it-plays

Today we're announcing the first 11 organizations @JournalismProj will be providing with grants and close working support. Needless to say, I'm excited. This is a kind of support that has really not existed for local civic news organizations. /1

NEWS: @Google is funding a new Oakland, California-based journalism venture set to launch next spring. It’s getting $1.56 million in funding from the Google News Initiative (GNI), executives tell Axios.
More in today’s @axios Media Trends:
https://www.axios.com/google-berkeleyside-oakland-local-news-media-f72053ef-88f9-49ce-b21f-48aa99e95768.html