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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Funder roundtable: Investing in the future of independent journalism at IPI’s 2022 World Congress

The International Press Institute (IPI), in partnership with Media Impact Funders and the Global Forum for Media Development, are inviting funders to a roundtable discussion on Sept. 9 at Columbia University in New York City to explore what media funders can learn from the world of impact investment. The roundtable, “Investing in the Future of Independent Journalism,” is a side […]

JFunder Network Meeting – September

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 work at the intersection of #media and #philanthropy. We're hiring a Membership & Development Associate! https://bit.ly/3C2OJbQ

"The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded the American Press Institute $50,000 to support training for local newsrooms to more accurately cover communities of color." Thank you, @AmPress, for your support of journalism that helps our democracy thrive. http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/need-to-know/need-to-know-august-1-2022/

“A false narrative about...white supremacy + anti-Black racism in America has led to our failure to make significant, lasting progress...” -Jeffrey Robinson

To fix this, @MediaFunders argues foundations must support documentaries about inequality.
https://mediaimpactfunders.org/philanthropy-can-help-expose-the-truth-about-racial-inequality-in-america-through-support-of-documentary-films/