Past Events

February
16
2021

Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – February (Canceled)

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

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February
10
2021

Supporting digital public spaces that put people over profit

We invite you to join us for the third and final installment of our series exploring the problems and solutions of Big Tech.

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January
27
2021

Film funders: Join your colleagues ahead of the Sundance Film Festival

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 […]

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January
19
2021

Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – January

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

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January
12
2021

Special funder-only preview: National Geographic’s Storytellers Summit

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.

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January
6
2021

How can philanthropy invest in a more equitable technology sector?

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 […]

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December
14
2020

Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – December

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

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December
3
2020

A guide to COVID-19 vaccine communications with CPIC and University of Florida

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 […]

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December
1
2020

Post-election check-in: Now what?

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 […]

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November
17
2020

The Impact of Big Tech: What is the solution?

It’s impossible to live in the digital world without engaging with Big Tech. These behemoth information technology companies—Apple, Google, Facebook, etc.—influence all facets of life, impacting us in ways we are only just starting to understand. While these platforms are making good on the promise of keeping us connected, the effects have been catastrophic. Turns out, holding […]

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