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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A guide to COVID-19 vaccine communications with CPIC and University of Florida

In upcoming months vaccine confidence will dominate national and global debate. Billions of people will be having the same conversation: Will you take the vaccine? Do you trust it? People around the world will be hearing a range of perspectives on vaccines and seeking out additional information. As you will know, we are seeing unprecedented levels […]

Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – December

We remain committed to hosting monthly calls for funders who currently support or who are interested in supporting journalism.

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 am deeply grateful for @philanthropyPHL's partnership. Through programs + their newsletter, they continually educate the region's funders about the importance of supporting media. And I am so delighted that @JosDuncanStory will be a keynote speaker for #Sparxconference!

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