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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29th Philadelphia Film Festival

For nearly 30 years, the Philadelphia Film Festival has been the Film Society’s marquee event. At the center of the Film Society’s mission, the Philadelphia Film Festival brings the best in independent and international film to audiences in Philadelphia. PFF gathers filmmakers, industry professionals, and cinephiles from around the world for 11-days, celebrating film as […]

Post-election check-in: Now what?

OK, journalism funders. This meeting is for you. The 2016 presidential election led to the organization of monthly calls with journalism funders from around the country to help find common points of entry to make their work effective and efficient through strategic partnerships. These calls have helped keep the network closely connected these last four […]

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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Excellent webinar presented by @MediaFunders about the ways journalists are engaging diverse communities while covering American politics.

Profound insight shared by @d_holli @farai and @funabiki

"Journalism is a lovely calling — but sometimes a terrible profession." @farai

“We need journalists to look beyond immediate stories & think of themselves as part of an ecosystem.”

@d_holli joined @MediaFunders to talk ways journalists are engaging diverse communities while covering American politics.

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"Impact is not advocacy... we are not calling for something in particular to happen, it's saying we want to make sure our journalism is doing our job...We are following the facts, not an agenda" - Miriam Wells right now at "Maximizing Impact for your Investigations at #DXIFF20