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The 2021 Media Impact Forum
Session 4 is Wednesday, May 19
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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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Community Foundation Network Meeting

Through years of data research and other field-building activities, we know that community foundations are playing an increasingly important role in the media and journalism funding ecosystem. (The scale of increased giving is substantial: community foundation support for journalism has increased 1000% since 2009.) As such, Media Impact Funders (MIF) is testing support in the […]

Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – May

We remain committed to hosting monthly calls for funders who currently support or who are interested in supporting journalism.

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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Grateful to @AngelaChitkara for the opportunity to serve on this panel of AAPI leaders: Stop AAPI Hate: The Role of Communicators - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage on May 12 at 6p ET. Register here: #StopAsianHate #AAPIHeritageMonth

This project has been a joy.

Many lobbyists have claimed that U.S. broadband is extremely competitive and incredibly affordable.

The evidence shows Americans pay some of the highest prices for broadband in the developed world.

Why? Limited competition and regional monopolization.