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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#ONA19: Online News Association’s annual conference

The Online News Association (ONA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at ONA19.  They will bring together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, product teams, entrepreneurs and educators.

Journalism Funders Convening at #ONA19

The Online News Association (ONA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in New Orleans. ONA19 will bring together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, product teams, entrepreneurs and educators. You’ll have the chance to learn and network with ONA’s diverse and creative community, which ranges from experienced veterans at […]

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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