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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JFunder Network Meeting – April

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 […]

International Journalism Festival

What is the International Journalism Festival (IJF)? The biggest annual media event in Europe. The 2022 festival had 252 sessions and 682 speakers in the 5-day programme. When and where does IJF take place? Every April in Perugia, Italy. All IJF venues are situated in the stunning setting of the historic town centre of Perugia. […]

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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“This Synthesis Report underscores the urgency of taking more ambitious action & shows that, if we act now, we can still secure a liveable sustainable future for all.” - #IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee on the release of #IPCC’s Synthesis Report.

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This #SunshineWeek, learn from some of our grantees about why government transparency, accountability and freedom of information is essential to journalism that serves the public interest. 🧵⬇️

New research from @GlobalPress & MIF: Among existing U.S. readers of international news, there's a sizable untapped market for higher-quality international journalism.

Great recommendations for funders in this new report: