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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Upcoming Events

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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Continuation of the International Journalism Funders Network Meeting

Threats to press freedom, issues of safety and security, and issues of malicious and rampant disinformation are of serious and urgent concern to funders of international journalism and media—and attention to these issues among funders has been building over time. In response, Media Impact Funders has dedicated more research and field-building activities to grow knowledge and catalyze deeper conversations among […]

JFunder Network Meeting – September

These conversations are meant to serve as an opportunity for you to share what your organization is doing, learn about collaborative efforts from your peers, and stay connected to what’s happening in the field. If you’d like to share an update on your work or want to bounce an idea off your colleagues, let us […]

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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The high volume of outstanding applications this grant cycle shows the strength of the growing nonprofit journalism sector. With this slate of grants both in Oklahoma and across the country, we are excited about the impact each organization will have on their community.

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act is critically important as our nation's democracy continues to be under attack with the attempts to roll back voting rights and the onslaught of misinformation and disinformation #LocalNewsMatters now more than ever!

Last night's big news: the chairs of the Sen Commerce (@SenatorCantwell), Finance Committees(@RonWyden) + @SenMarkKelly introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, which would profoundly help local news without endangering editorial independence.