Past Events

February
19
2019

Building local news ecosystems: A preview of the 2019 Knight Media Forum

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 […]

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February
6
2019

The Armor of Light: Faith and the Debate Over Guns in America

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.

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February
5–8
2019

frank 2019

A part of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Interest Communications, the frank gathering informs and drives the field of public interest communications through research, insights and news.

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January
31
2019

Democracy and Dialogue: Building Public Trust and Meaningful Online Discourse

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.

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January
25
2019

Film Funders: Join your colleagues at Sundance

Are you heading to the Sundance Film Festival? Join MIF and your peers for a gathering to discuss your work, your priorities, and collaborations in the field.

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January
22
2019

Reporting in a Dangerous World: How Global Media Philanthropy Can Address Journalists’ Security

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 […]

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October
5
2018

From #MeToo to #UsToo: Screening and discussion with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke

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.)

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September
15–20
2018

Pathbreaking Approaches to Reaching New Audiences

When: Tuesday, Sept. 18 | Noon-1 p.m. ET Where: Online webinar via Zoom videoconference Register today.

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September
11
2018

Webinar: Funding journalism, finding innovation

When: Tuesday, Sept. 11 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. Where: Online webinar via Zoom videoconference Register today.

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June
21–22
2018

June 21-22: The First Amendment for the 21st Century

When: Thursday, June 21-Friday, June 22 Where: Pittsburgh, PA Register today. (Note: This is a funders-only event.)

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