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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The pandemic has forced The Network to move all of our work online while the world has gotten more complicated. If you work in comms for good, you don’t have to go it alone.

Media equity and American politics: Best practices from community-centered journalism

In July, the Ford Foundation published Reconstructing American News: Investing in the transformation of journalistic processes and power relations to strengthen civil society. 

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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This morning I've been reflecting on what a gift and a privilege it is to do the work IPMF gets to do. By the end of this year, we will have made upwards of $17 million in grants since June of 2019 to media orgs and creative media makers across the Philly region.

Just signed up for @INN at Home next week! Bookmarking these sessions for sure:

How Foundations Can Advance DEI in Nonprofit News
What It’s Like to Be a Change Agent in a Legacy Newsroom
Journalism is Guilty of Systemic Racism. How to Fix It Anyway. 🔥

Double Exposure 2020 film lineup is here! Featuring 18 investigative feature docs and a selection of shorts in its sixth season, taking place virtually October 14-18. -