The impact of polarization on American society cannot be overstated. It is increasingly affecting what we do (masks or no masks?), who we listen to (CNN or OANN?), and even how we think (fair or rigged election?). And the division is only deepening. These days, hostility to those with opposite views has reached a level […]
We remain committed to hosting monthly calls for funders who currently support or who are interested in supporting journalism.
We invite you to join us for the third and final installment of our series exploring the problems and solutions of Big Tech.
Are you participating in this year’s reimagined Sundance Film Festival, which is unfolding online for the first time ever via live premieres as well as on-demand second screenings of 70+ features, 50+ shorts, and dozens of events? For the past six years, MIF has been gathering film funders at Sundance as a way to connect, share […]
The National Geographic Storytellers Summit brings together inspirational and influential photographers, writers, filmmakers, illustrators and journalists to celebrate the art of storytelling and its ability to connect us and inspire change. The next Storytellers Summit will convene virtually from Jan. 12-14, 2021.
Last month, we explored two documentary films—“The Social Dilemma” and “Coded Bias”—which take different but complementary approaches to warning us about the dangers of artificial intelligence. We used these cautionary tales as a jumping-off point to discuss the threats that Big Tech pose to democracy, including whether these social platforms and tools are consistent with […]
In upcoming months vaccine confidence will dominate national and global debate. Billions of people will be having the same conversation: Will you take the vaccine? Do you trust it? People around the world will be hearing a range of perspectives on vaccines and seeking out additional information. As you will know, we are seeing unprecedented levels […]
Calling all funders of media and journalism. It’s time to check in with everyone. Now that we’ve cast our ballots, we’re putting an open funder call on the books to discuss where media funding should go from here, including how to best support and promote democracy. All funders, regardless of programmatic interest, are encouraged to […]