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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Funding journalism on science, health and the environment

Reporting on science requires deep expertise that can be especially hard to come by as journalism outlets find their staff and resources diminished. That’s why funders are increasingly looking to new solutions to support high-quality science.

International Journalism Festival

The international journalism festival in Perugia, Italy, is the largest media event in Europe. It is an open invitation to listen to, learn from and network with the best of global journalism. Informality and accessibility are its key features, and is free entry for all attendees. Learn more about the festival.

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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What happens when you bring together investigative journalists, community organizers, entrepreneurs, artists and a humanitarian chef? We did just that. Check out presentations and conversations from Emerson Collective’s Demo Day:

Heading to the @Funders_Network annual conference next week? Our friends at the Wyncote Foundation are hosting several pre-conference activities, including movie night on 3/17. More info: #TFNMiami

Nine local partners in Charlotte form a new reporting collaborative, with @soljourno and @knightfdn via @NiemanLab @kbmiami