Past Events


"If You Build It": A screening & conversation about building better communities

When: March 13, 2016 | 7-9:30 p.m. EST Where: Sofitel Hotel | 120 S. 17th St. | Philadelphia, PA 19103 Please join us from 7-9:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia for a screening of the documentary film If You Build It, followed by a conversation with filmmakers Christine O’Malley (Wordplay; I.O.U.S.A.) and Neal […]

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Join us at frank2016 for a discussion on the science of storytelling

How do we more effectively communicate issues that matter to the public interest? Join Media Impact Funders at the frank conference—the annual gathering for people who use communications to drive social change—in Gainesville, Fla., on Feb. 24 for an invitation-only preview of intriguing ideas and an opportunity to have a more intimate dialogue with key […]

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Highlights from "Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: A conversation with Stanley Nelson"

When: Feb. 17, 2016 | 5-7:30 p.m. Where: The Prince Theater, Philadelphia, PA Stanley Nelson may have spent eight years making his latest film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, but it took only two hours to capture the attention of millions around the globe. Premiering Tuesday night on PBS’ Independent Lens, the documentary sparked the […]

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Documenting Impact featuring "Chasing Ice"

On January 14th from 12:00-1:00 pm ET we hosted our  second OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from Chasing Ice, one of the five powerful films selected for our 2015 Media Impact Festival.

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Maladies and Miracles: Funding Media to Illuminate Health and Science

As a country, we are at a profound crossroads in how we understand and think about health and science. On one hand we’re in the midst of a loud — and mostly uninformed — debate about the safety of vaccines. On the other hand we are on the cusp of extraordinary breakthroughs in understanding and […]

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Media Impact Forum: Remaking Public Media

Retooling public broadcasting for a digital, participatory age has been a significant area of focus for many media funders over the past decade. On June 3-4, our Media Impact Forum at the Kaiser Foundation’s DC-based Barbara Jordan Conference Center explored how “public media” is expanding to include an array of new platforms and partners, with […]

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