Past Events

September
12–14
2019

#ONA19: Online News Association’s annual conference

The Online News Association (ONA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at ONA19.  They will bring together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, product teams, entrepreneurs and educators.

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September
12
2019

Journalism Funders Convening at #ONA19

The Online News Association (ONA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in New Orleans. ONA19 will bring together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, product teams, entrepreneurs and educators. You’ll have the chance to learn and network with ONA’s diverse and creative community, which ranges from experienced veterans at […]

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August
15
2019

Building on-ramps to local journalism funding

As funding for nonprofit journalism increases, how do we go from plans to action? How do we make the case for journalism funding to funders who think they can’t make media grants because of how their portfolios are structured, or who don’t know enough about the field to make impactful grants? How do we create […]

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July
25
2019

The need for environmental journalism: What are funders supporting?

Environmental journalism today is more important than ever before.  With climate change, extreme weather, heat waves and melting glaciers causing seas to rise, the great pacific garbage patch weighing an estimated 80,000 tons and growing by the minute, threats to public health from lead poisoning and air pollution, and tragic trends in species extinction and biodiversity loss, we need journalists to investigate these increasingly […]

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July
23
2019

Saving the Vaquitas: Screening and discussion of National Geographic’s new film, Sea of Shadows

Media Impact Funders, Philanthropy New York and the Environmental Grantmakers Association invite you to a special screening and discussion of the award-winning film Sea of Shadows, that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists and the Mexican Navy on their last minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest Whale — the Vaquita– from extinction.

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July
15–17
2019

United Philanthropy Forum’s annual conference

The United Philanthropy Forum’s 2019 annual conference will be the nation’s largest gathering of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). It brings together the leadership and staff of all PSOs working to advance, inform and support the nation’s philanthropic sector. It’s the only conference where we can delve into our unique role as CEOs and […]

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May
31
2019

High-impact radio and audio journalism

Radio is one of the oldest forms of mass media, and its reach is growing. Broadcast radio listenership has held steady over the past decade, while online radio and podcasting listenership continues to climb, according to the Pew Research Center.

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May
24
2019

Reinventing local journalism: An Open Space conversation

How is philanthropy catalyzing the reinvention of local journalism? That is our guiding question as we gather our journalism funders network for a day of programming and conversation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at the National Constitution Center.

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May
23
2019

The 2019 Media Impact Forum

This year’s Media Impact Forum will explore the intersection between the arts, culture and media, and will focus on the impact of creative expression through media. In particular, we’ll take a close look the connection between radio and community, and how this format continues to promote civic dialogue to the broadest audiences possible.

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May
7–9
2019

The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s biennial conference: Stronger Philanthropy

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)’s biennial national conferences bring together foundation leaders and major donors to engage with the most pressing issues in philanthropy.

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