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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ComNet22 Seattle is gonna be an epic reunion. A time to be with your people. To lean into community. To connect with the good, kind, smart folks who make up our field of communications for good. To lean on them. Learn from them. To offer and receive support, ideas, inspiration, and (we hope), moments of […]

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, celebrates the finest new films inspired by the investigative instinct. It combines film screenings for the public with a professional symposium for journalists and visual storytellers. Now in its eight year, DX does more than just identify and celebrate a new genre of filmmaking. It casts […]

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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I'm officially starting my two-week countdown to @MediaFunders' J-Funders in Philly with other news, info, media, & funding ecosystem builders. Who can I look forward to seeing?

So great to be able to welcome @dkroy & @jelani9 to @knightcolumbia's board. Excited to have the chance to work with both of them.

🎉 Announcing the agenda + speakers for MIF's annual journalism funders gathering on Oct. 18-19 in #Philly!

Check out our dynamic lineup + get registration info on our new #JFunders hub:

➡️ Can't join us in person? We've got a livestream option!