Each year, the Knight Foundation gathers funders from across the country to talk about why and how they—especially those at community and place-based foundations—can contribute to stronger local news ecosystems. This year’s agenda offers rich examples of collaborations and experiments rooted in place. We’re using our February Journalism Funders webinar as an opportunity for those attending […]
We invite you to join Media Impact Funders and Philanthropy New York for a special screening and discussion of the powerful film The Armor of Light and a conversation about our fractured political culture and the possibility of having people come together across deep party lines to find common ground.
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter changed the landscape of democracy, granting widespread access to public discourse, and empowering citizens to create change in new ways. But what began as tools to amplify new voices has also given way to the spread of disinformation, deepening polarization, and ultimately, dampening civic engagement.
Philanthropy plays a crucial role in supporting media that improves democratic processes. The exercise of free expression and the financial support that make it possible are especially needed in places that lack press freedom protections. Around the globe, media funders have been keeping an eye on troubling global trends and potential threats to democracy, journalism […]
When: Friday, Oct. 5 | 10 a.m.-noon Where: New York, NY | Philanthropy New York | 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036 Register today. (Note: This is a free, funders-only event. Please register by Oct. 4.)
When: Thursday, June 21-Friday, June 22 Where: Pittsburgh, PA Register today. (Note: This is a funders-only event.)