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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ComNet 19: The Communications Network Annual Conference

ComNet is the annual conference of the Communications Network, an organization that connects leaders working in communications for good to the top professionals and best ideas in the field. ComNet is three days of ideas, insights, inspiration, learning, networking and fun.

The 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy

NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving. Forum sessions feature the perspectives of donors and family members, and senior leaders in an environment that fosters both […]

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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One of the best features of the @MediaFunders data map is the Constellation feature, which shows how orgs are connected via funding. Very cool. This image from new report on #journalism #philanthropy

The future of local news is being built in Philadelphia: @knightfdn & @lenfestinst announced grants to @resolvephilly, @newscatalyst and @phillyinquirer to invest in technology & community engagement that serves diverse audiences. @pilhofer @dlboardman

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