The 2021 Media Impact Forum
Our 2021 Media Impact Forum will focus on evidence-based communications on science, health and the environment. We hope you’ll join us for our annual gathering of funders who support media in the public interest. It’ll look a bit different, of course: We’ll host one online discussion on the third Wednesday of every month from February to june. We hope this pace of programming works for you and doesn’t add to your Zoom fatigue. We see this series of conversations focusing on evidence-based communications as a chance for you to come together with your peers, deepen learning, and help strengthen our funding community for the work that lies ahead.
The 2020 Media Impact Forum
Our 2020 Media Impact Forum focusing on philanthropy, media and the environment has come to a close, but the work is far from over. Funders recognize the need for more and better news coverage of climate change, but greater philanthropic support for media and journalism that addresses environmental and public health issues is critical at this time. This year’s Forum took place over six online sessions, which covered climate activism, the intersection of racial and environmental justice, collaborative reporting models, and much more.
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.
Learn more about our previous Media Impact Forums here.
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