This is a funder-only discussion.
It’s not an easy time to be a science communicator. We’re dealing with an unprecedented global pandemic— and corresponding “infodemic”— a contested climate crisis, and growing concerns over new technologies like artificial intelligence. All these challenges demand public accountability and clear discussion. That’s why science communication is so vital to a functioning democracy.
Facts and scientific evidence should inform public decision-making wherever possible. And that’s where you come in.
We are writing to invite you to participate in Media Impact Funders’ efforts to build and strengthen a network of science communication funders who care about media and journalism in the public interest. Given your expertise in the field of media funding, we’re eager to share your insights and contributions with this network.
Support from Rita Allen Foundation has enabled us to convene science communications funders around topics of health, civic engagement, and the environment for curated MIF programming. But we’ve realized these unprecedented times call for more, namely a dedicated space for funders to learn more from one another.
Through a series of curated and peer-to-peer networking programs planned and facilitated by MIF, members of this network will explore issues and opportunities in the science communications field. As always, it is our intention is to create space for funders to engage with each other, learn from one another, and find common points of entry into their work. Join us for this discussion co-facilitated by members of our board and network leads Elizabeth Christopherson, CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation and Kaitlin Yarnall, Chief Storytelling Officer at the National Geographic Society.