Past Events

April
3–7
2019

International Journalism Festival

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 key features, and is free entry for all attendees. Learn more about the festival.

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March
28
2019

Funding journalism on science, health and the environment

Reporting on science requires deep expertise that can be especially hard to come by as journalism outlets find their staff and resources diminished. That’s why funders are increasingly looking to new solutions to support high-quality science.

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February
25–27
2019

Knight Media Forum

The Knight Media Forum is designed to help funders from across the country find strategic ways to invest in strengthening local news, communities and our democracy. Can’t make it? Our next Journalism Funders Network webinar will feature a preview of KMF. Meet (virtually) some of the key folks working on local news ecosystems and make […]

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February
19
2019

Building local news ecosystems: A preview of the 2019 Knight Media Forum

Each year, the Knight Foundation gathers funders from across the country to talk about why and how they—especially those at community and place-based foundations—can contribute to stronger local news ecosystems. This year’s agenda offers rich examples of collaborations and experiments rooted in place. We’re using our February Journalism Funders webinar as an opportunity for those attending […]

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February
6
2019

The Armor of Light: Faith and the Debate Over Guns in America

We invite you to join Media Impact Funders and Philanthropy New York for a special screening and discussion of the powerful film The Armor of Light and a conversation about our fractured political culture and the possibility of having people come together across deep party lines to find common ground.

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February
5–8
2019

frank 2019

A part of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Interest Communications, the frank gathering informs and drives the field of public interest communications through research, insights and news.

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January
31
2019

Democracy and Dialogue: Building Public Trust and Meaningful Online Discourse

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter changed the landscape of democracy, granting widespread access to public discourse, and empowering citizens to create change in new ways.  But what began as tools to amplify new voices has also given way to the spread of disinformation, deepening polarization, and ultimately, dampening civic engagement.

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January
25
2019

Film Funders: Join your colleagues at Sundance

Are you heading to the Sundance Film Festival? Join MIF and your peers for a gathering to discuss your work, your priorities, and collaborations in the field.

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January
22
2019

Reporting in a Dangerous World: How Global Media Philanthropy Can Address Journalists’ Security

Philanthropy plays a crucial role in supporting media that improves democratic processes. The exercise of free expression and the financial support that make it possible are especially needed in places that lack press freedom protections. Around the globe, media funders have been keeping an eye on troubling global trends and potential threats to democracy, journalism […]

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October
5
2018

From #MeToo to #UsToo: Screening and discussion with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke

When: Friday, Oct. 5 | 10 a.m.-noon Where: New York, NY | Philanthropy New York | 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036 Register today. (Note: This is a free, funders-only event. Please register by Oct. 4.)

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