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The 2020 Media Impact Forum — Earth to World: Cool It
A series of online discussions on philanthropy's role in amplifying media's efforts to address the world's most urgent crisis.
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The 2020 Media Impact Forum — Earth to World: Cool It

Past Events

June
12
2020

Racial justice in media philanthropy

With the ongoing protests seeking racial justice in our communities, especially in concern for victims of excessive police force, local journalism needs our support more than ever.

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June
9–25
2020

The 2020 Media Impact Forum

If you are unable to locate the zoom information of any session, please contact Marie Porter at marie@mediafunders.org.   With the health and safety of our network in mind, we have decided to revise our plans for our upcoming Media Impact Forum. We are converting what would normally have been our daylong funder gathering into […]

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May
27
2020

The COVID-19 origin story: A case study for understanding the need for evidence-based communications

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on our society, changing every aspect of our lives. Hundreds of thousands of people have died. Economies around the world have collapsed, forcing many into unemployment and untenable situations.

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May
14
2020

Supporting documentary films & storytelling during the COVID-19 pandemic

Building on our four previous online discussions on this topic, Media Impact Funders in partnership with the International Documentary Association and Doc Society will host a call to hear about ways funders are responding to support filmmakers and storytellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May
7
2020

COVID-19, Democracy and Local Journalism – a Webinar

From 2008 to 2018, newsroom employment dropped by 25%, with the sharpest declines experienced by newspapers. Over the past decade, roughly 1,800 local newspapers closed nationwide, leaving over 1,000 communities without local news coverage. Various studies have linked the absence of local news outlets to increased municipal borrowing due to unchecked government expenditures; decreased civic […]

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April
29
2020

International Philanthropy Responses to COVID-19

Building on our three previous online discussions on this topic, Media Impact Funders and the Journalism Funders Forum will host a call to hear about ways international philanthropies are responding to critical needs and success stories in COVID-19 coverage and media efforts to adapt to new economic realities.

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April
27
2020

Supporting local news during COVID-19

Just two months ago, many of us were gathered in Miami for the annual Knight Media Forum about how we might work together to better inform communities. So much has changed as our communities struggle through a global pandemic. We are hoping that you and your loved ones are safe and well.

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April
24–25
2020

2020 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ)

A statement from ISOJ: With a heavy heart, we’ve decided to cancel the in-person component of this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism due to COVID-19. We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely over the past few weeks and have decided that convening in person would not be prudent at this time. We are, however, […]

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April
23
2020

Covering the 2020 elections: How can newsrooms be more inclusive and reflective?

The news media’s coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign was overwhelmingly negative and lacked in-depth explanations of the candidates’ policy positions. Misinformation ran rampant, and widespread disinformation campaigns successfully sowed doubt among citizens, which left them confused about who and what to trust.

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April
17
2020

Continuing MIF Dialogue: Media Philanthropy Responses to COVID-19

Building on our two previous online discussions on this topic, Media Impact Funders will host another call to hear about ways our peers are responding to critical needs and success stories in COVID-19 coverage and media efforts to adapt to new economic realities.

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