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The 2019 Media Impact Forum
Funders and media makers are coming together today for inspiring media presentations and dialogue, and the chance to network with peers to deepen learning and spark collaboration.
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The 2019 Media Impact Forum

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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High-impact radio and audio journalism

Radio is one of the oldest forms of mass media, and its reach is growing. Broadcast radio listenership has held steady over the past decade, while online radio and podcasting listenership continues to climb, according to the Pew Research Center.

The 2019 Journalism Funders Gathering

We are delighted to be hosting this two-day annual gathering of journalism funders on Oct. 29-30 at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in San Francisco, CA. The agenda will include conversations about strengthening local news through best practices in local and place-based journalism funding. Through presentations and small group discussions, we will explore some […]

Mapping the Field of Media and Philanthropy: The Latest Data, Networks and Trends

Developed in partnership with the 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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THANK YOU so much for joining us today. Leave us an emoji letting us know how you feel. (Or an email with deeper thoughts: info@mediafunders.org) #MIForum

But wait, there's more! On 5/31, join us for a webinar on high-impact radio/audio journalism. All funders are invited to join the conversation about a few really great projects by @WFAE @rasmuson @SnarkyJones @IrvineFdn https://t.co/YmoWAlUinT #MIForum

Wonderful send-off by ⁦@classicalkid⁩’s Laura Futamura & ⁦@peterduganpiano⁩ ... feels so fitting for #143DayInPA