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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Film funders gathering at the Sundance Film Festival

Are you heading to the Sundance Film Festival? We’d love it if you’d join us and your peers for a gathering to discuss your work, your priorities, and collaborations in the field from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MT on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Miners Club, 4070 Willow Draw Park City, UT 84098. Whether it’s your first time […]

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A part of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Interest Communications, the frank gathering informs and drives the field of public interest communications through research, insights and news.

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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The inclusion of men in any of these gender inclusion initiatives to strengthen global media is critical. When you do not have men, the initiative loses credibility. @ElisaLeesMunoz @IWMF #globalmedia #PressFreedom #JFunders

We see 3 areas of investment with this fund: 1. investigative reporting. 2. international media support to provide coverage of intermediary entities 3. regional bases to support national ones @nishantlalwani @luminategroup

We're beginning to understand that this type of fund is possible, but if we don't raise a significant amount of money ($1B), then we won't contribute to the ecosystem in a meaningful way. @nishantlalwani @luminategroup