April 2024—
4:00 pm—6:00 pm

Philadelphia, PA

This is a funder-only gathering

Please join Media Impact Funders from 4-6 p.m. ET on April 3, 2024, for a funder gathering at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), which is taking place April 3-7 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

MIF invites funders who may be attending the SEJ conference, along with other funders who would like to learn and share ideas about philanthropic support for climate and environmental journalism. This funder-only meeting will pick up on issues raised at a recent funder gathering organized by SEJ with support from the Walton Family Foundation. At that meeting back in November, funders discussed opportunities and challenges that donors face in funding environmental journalism, as well as examples of successful and promising initiatives carried out with philanthropic support. We look forward to continuing those discussions, and hearing whatever else is on your mind concerning support for environmental journalism, at our April 3 gathering. We’ll also share our plans to center media’s efforts to address the growing climate crisis at our upcoming Media Impact Forum, which will take place May 21-22 at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Stay tuned for more information about that program, and we look forward to seeing you April 3!

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By attending this event, you consent to your image/likeness, voice, and/or name being used in photographs and/or film, and any reproductions or adaptations thereafter, by Media Impact Funders to use in any and all print and digital media in perpetuity. If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please contact Nina Sachdev, Director of Communications, at nina@mediafunders.org.

About SEJ’s Annual Conference
Mid-Atlantic journalists have much to share with you about their corner of the world: the huge national battle over fracking and LNG versus renewable energy, such as wind and solar; the paradox of a city that wants to be modern and future-facing but is held back by issues of poverty, environmental racism, infrastructure challenges and development problems; flooding and sea level rise; pollution and land management; and much more. Come to Philadelphia and let your community help you figure out which stories demand your attention, learn how to tell them and find the support you need through the tough road that lies ahead.

Online registration opens in late November or early December. Learn more and register: https://conference.sej.org/