Our second network call for community foundations will focus on helping you connect with your peers, learn about their media funding strategies and share details about the important work you’re supporting in your own region. Background: Through years of data research and other field-building activities, we know that community foundations are playing an increasingly important […]
Our 2021 Media Impact Forum will focus on evidence-based communications through one online discussion a month from February to June. Rationale & Context Last year (isn’t it nice we can finally say that?), we kicked off our 2020 Media Impact Forum with a discussion on the origins of COVID-19 and the danger of animal-borne infectious […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]