Past Events

June
9–10
2021

INN Days 2021: Accelerating the future of nonprofit news

The Institute for Nonprofit News is inviting Media Impact Funders members to attend INN Days, the annual conference on nonprofit news for journalists, funders, researchers and others interested in growth of this emerging field. They’ll have the latest briefings on efforts to build government funding that can preserve an independent press, equity and inclusion advances, community […]

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June
1
2021

A celebration of place: How funders are supporting media to foster community narratives

Support for essential public interest information often overlooks work that fosters personal expression, celebrates cultures of locally distinct communities, or introduces the work of a local community’s artists to broader audiences. A new report from the Wyncote Foundation that pprofiles eight place-based organizations that use media for cultural expression will serve as the backdrop for this discussion. 

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May
27
2021

Funder briefing: Bold efforts to promote vaccine access & confidence

The first two sessions of our Media Impact Forum focused on the ways funders can and are currently using media to support vaccine confidence and access.

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May
17
2021

Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – May

We remain committed to hosting monthly calls for funders who currently support or who are interested in supporting journalism.

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May
11
2021

Community Foundation Network Meeting

Through years of data research and other field-building activities, we know that community foundations are playing an increasingly important role in the media and journalism funding ecosystem. (The scale of increased giving is substantial: community foundation support for journalism has increased 1000% since 2009.) As such, Media Impact Funders (MIF) is testing support in the […]

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April
26–30
2021

International Symposium on Online Journalism

Since 1999, journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world have had an annual meeting in Austin, Texas to discuss the impact of the digital revolution on  journalism. The International Symposium on Online Journalism is a program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, a unique conference […]

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April
26
2021

International Documentary Association presents – Research as Activism: Studying the Documentary Ecosystem

This program is organized by The International Documentary Association, JustFilms at the Ford Foundation and the Center for Media & Social Impact. The past year has exposed long-standing fissures in the documentary ecosystem. Although the phrase “Golden Age of Documentary” gets bandied about, the narrative and economic wealth of this industry are inequitably divided. The […]

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April
19
2021

Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – April

We remain committed to hosting monthly calls for funders who currently support or who are interested in supporting journalism.

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April
13–15
2021

2021 Skoll World Forum

The Skoll World Forum is going virtual from April 13-15, 2021! This year’s program is a mix of plenaries, sessions, networking activities, and more. Our theme “Closing the Distance” examines local and global divides as we work together to build bridges. Together, we’ll explore ways to close the distance between the world’s toughest challenges and the innovative solutions […]

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April
9
2021

Funder convening: Vaccine equity, trusted messengers & civic infrastructure

The economic, health and social destruction wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has been enormous, with over half a million U.S. deaths and millions more facing detrimental health consequences.

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