2021 Annual Journalism Funders Gathering
Join us virtually October 13-14!
Keeping the health and safety of our network in mind, our 2021 Journalism Funders Gathering will take place virtually. We’ll focus on the “big questions” facing journalism, and the agenda features plenty of networking and participant-led discussions.
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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 – November

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 […]

JFunder Network Meeting – January

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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Join our growing network of funders who recognize the value of vibrant and compelling media to educate, inspire, and promote a just society.

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While in the #US we met Vincent Stehle, Executive Director @MediaFunders who told us “#UK Foundations are probably 10 years behind the US
in recognising the importance of impact media.” More about this fascinating organisation in the @ChurchillFship report by @CarolineDiehl soon!

The last few tweets are highlights from the @MediaFunders #JFunders21 virtual gathering. Though I couldn’t join, our @BorealisPhil Racial Equity in Journalism (REJ) Fund team participated. Shout out to all those sharing highlights for the rest of us. These nuggets are 🔥. https://twitter.com/mediafunders/status/1446511621334052866

"Who controls the story controls the narrative which in turn shapes reality, the social fabric, and who wins and loses." -David Morgan of @MMCADC at #JFunders21

This is why I love working in and around media. It impacts every single other thing I care about.