The Council on Foundations, with a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, convened the Nonprofit Media Working Group following the Federal Communications Commission’s “Information Needs of Communities” report, authored by journalist and then senior advisor to the FCC, Steve Waldman. In that report,
Funded by: Ford Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
March 25, 2013 | Funded by Ford Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting | Produced by Jacquie Jones | Children and Youth, Education, Race | Documentary Film, TV
To educators, Washington Metropolitan High School (DC Met) is an alternative school with a devoted staff. To district leaders, it is a failure. To many of the school’s students, it is home – a safe haven from sometimes unsparingly difficult lives.
Kevin Spidel of Voice Media Group l examines whether the 1% rule—which posits that 90% of users are lurkers, 9% of users contribute from time to time, and 1% of users account for most contributions—still applies as social participation becomes ever-easier.
Brian Abelson, a 2013 OpenNews Fellow at the New York Times, presents a simple framework for measuring engagement with news applications.”Without a metric for news apps, our only tools for gauging success will be conjecture and anecdote — a great irony given the meticulousness with which data is cleaned and analyzed to construct these projects,” […]
Funded by: Intel, The Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions, CNNFilms
Mar. 7, 2013 | Funded by Intel, The Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions, CNNFilms | Produced by The Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions | Children and Youth, Education, Human Rights, Women and Girls | Documentary Film, Issue Campaigns
Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors
Measuring Public Media’s Impact: Challenges and Opportunities
March 1, 2013
This report, commissioned by the National Center for Media Engagement and conducted by LFA Group, highlights the results of an environmental scan “designed to identify and understand tools available to help public media organizations measure the impact, and demonstrate the value, of their work.” Findings revealed that public media is lacking standardized impact measurement models […]
Funded by: Participant Media, Bread for the World, Terrence Meehan, Chicken and Egg, individual donations and outreach support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ford Foundation, Marcus Foundation, Markle, Tisch Illumination Fund, Rosenthal Family, and the Fledgling Fund
March 1, 2013 | Funded by Participant Media, Bread for the World, Terrence Meehan, Chicken and Egg, individual donations and outreach support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ford Foundation, Marcus Foundation, Markle, Tisch Illumination Fund, Rosenthal Family, and the Fledgling Fund | Produced by Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush, Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington | Economic Justice, Health | Documentary Film
50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity:
Funded by: Austin Film Society, ITVS, MacArthur, Cinereach, LEF, USA Projects, Cultural Arts Division, Tribeca, Sundance, Film Independent
Mar. 1, 2013 | Funded by Austin Film Society, ITVS, MacArthur, Cinereach, LEF, USA Projects, Cultural Arts Division, Tribeca, Sundance, Film Independent | Produced by Sara Guistini | Health, LGBTQ | Documentary Film
The subjects of the documentary Before You Know It are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers.