Past Events

September
29–3
2020

IDA’s Getting Real ‘ 20 digital mini-conference

Getting Real is a biennial conference on documentary media.

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September
23–25
2020

ComNetworkV

The pandemic has forced The Network to move all of our work online while the world has gotten more complicated. If you work in comms for good, you don’t have to go it alone.

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September
23
2020

Media equity and American politics: Best practices from community-centered journalism

In July, the Ford Foundation published Reconstructing American News: Investing in the transformation of journalistic processes and power relations to strengthen civil society. 

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September
15–16
2020

Good Pitch Local Philadelphia 2020

Good Pitch Local returns to Philadelphia in partnership with PhillyCAM.

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September
8–10
2020

Blue Sky Funders Forum Virtual Convening

Blue Sky Funders Forum invites funders to our 2020 Virtual Convening on September 8, 9, and 10.

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August
20–26
2020

BlackStar Film Festival

BlackStar Film Festival, the world’s premier celebration of Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and video artists, is pleased to announce that the ninth edition of our annual festival will take place August 20-26, 2020.

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August
18
2020

Supporting Impact Production Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

In August 2019, Media Impact Funders held a special meeting to help chart a course for the field of media impact assessment. We convened leading practitioners to identify best practices, assess the state of practice more broadly, and explore new ways of doing media impact assessment. We reconvened the group at the 2020 Sundance Film […]

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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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