Past Events

May
7
2020

COVID-19, Democracy and Local Journalism – a Webinar

From 2008 to 2018, newsroom employment dropped by 25%, with the sharpest declines experienced by newspapers. Over the past decade, roughly 1,800 local newspapers closed nationwide, leaving over 1,000 communities without local news coverage. Various studies have linked the absence of local news outlets to increased municipal borrowing due to unchecked government expenditures; decreased civic […]

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April
29
2020

International Philanthropy Responses to COVID-19

Building on our three previous online discussions on this topic, Media Impact Funders and the Journalism Funders Forum will host a call to hear about ways international philanthropies are responding to critical needs and success stories in COVID-19 coverage and media efforts to adapt to new economic realities.

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April
27
2020

Supporting local news during COVID-19

Just two months ago, many of us were gathered in Miami for the annual Knight Media Forum about how we might work together to better inform communities. So much has changed as our communities struggle through a global pandemic. We are hoping that you and your loved ones are safe and well.

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April
24–25
2020

2020 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ)

A statement from ISOJ: With a heavy heart, we’ve decided to cancel the in-person component of this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism due to COVID-19. We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely over the past few weeks and have decided that convening in person would not be prudent at this time. We are, however, […]

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April
23
2020

Covering the 2020 elections: How can newsrooms be more inclusive and reflective?

The news media’s coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign was overwhelmingly negative and lacked in-depth explanations of the candidates’ policy positions. Misinformation ran rampant, and widespread disinformation campaigns successfully sowed doubt among citizens, which left them confused about who and what to trust.

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April
17
2020

Continuing MIF Dialogue: Media Philanthropy Responses to COVID-19

Building on our two previous online discussions on this topic, Media Impact Funders will host another call to hear about ways our peers are responding to critical needs and success stories in COVID-19 coverage and media efforts to adapt to new economic realities.

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April
2
2020

Supporting local journalism during the pandemic

With the rapidly changing situation caused by COVID-19 and its far-reaching economic disruptions, local journalism needs our support more than ever. Please join us for a funder-only discussion on these pressing issues and more.

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April
1–5
2020

International Journalism Festival

Due to public health risks caused by COVID-19, the 2020 International Journalism Festival has been canceled. Learn more. The international journalism festival in Perugia, Italy, is the largest media event in Europe. It is an open invitation to listen to, learn from and network with the best of global journalism. Informality and accessibility are its […]

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March
25
2020

Supporting journalists during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, journalists are on the frontlines reporting on what citizens need to know to be safe. As such, we are hosting a funder-only virtual discussion on these pressing issues and more.

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March
24–26
2020

The Nonprofit Technology Conference presented by NTEN

The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the can’t-miss technology event for the nonprofit sector.

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