"Informative and well-organized. I learned so much."2019 Media Impact Forum attendee
"It's so nice to have a diversity of perspectives and to watch brilliant people in conversation with one another."2018 Media Impact Forum attendee
"Excellent mix of sessions. The day was energetic and inspiring!"2018 Media Impact Forum attendee
The 2019 Media Impact Forum
The 2019 Media Impact Forum paid special attention to the role of radio and audio in creating and sustaining crucial connections with communities. Radio might be one of our oldest platforms, but in terms of reach and and impact, it is also one of the most innovative—and philanthropy is playing a vital role in its resurgence. Grantmakers and the cultural organizations they fund are investing in audio and media across traditional broadcasting, podcasting, and on-site properties in order to foster greater context, reach, and conversation with constituencies.
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Covering the 2020 elections: How can newsrooms be more inclusive and reflective?
The news media’s coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign was overwhelmingly negative and lacked in-depth explanations of the candidates’ policy positions. Misinformation ran rampant, and widespread disinformation campaigns successfully sowed doubt among citizens, which left them confused about who and what to trust.