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MIF releases report examining the current state of the field of media impact assessment

After seven years of tracking the field of media impact assessment, we’re pleased to announce the release of our latest report, Decoding Media Impact: Insights, Advice & Recommendations, which provides an examination of the current state of the field.

Global Media Philanthropy: Executive Summary

The global media funding ecosystem has evolved dramatically over the last 20 years, largely in response to tectonic shifts in how people around the world consume, produce and share information. Revolutions in information and communication technologies have enabled the rise of new platforms that are competing with legacy media and threatening the business models of […]

New MIF report highlights innovative approaches to journalism funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nina Sachdev, communications director, Media Impact Funders nina@mediafunders.org or 215-574-1322 Media Impact Funders, in Collaboration with Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Publishes Report on Innovative Approaches to Journalism Funding  PHILADELPHIA, PA (JUNE 20, 2018)—Media Impact Funders, a member-supported network of funders who seek to improve society […]

New Wyncote Foundation report shows how place-based foundations are supporting media

As MIF’s staff packs up for next week’s Knight Media Forum, we’re pleased to share an on-point new report just out from the Wyncote Foundation: Investing in Local Journalism, Public Media, and Storytelling: Examples from Place-Based Foundations.

Updated Journalism and Media Grantmaking guide offers insights for funders new to the field

Over the past year, we’ve seen a notable uptick in interest among funders about the role they can play in supporting news and community information. To meet this need, we are pleased to share a newly updated version of Journalism and Media Grantmaking: Five Things You Need to Know and Five Ways to Get Started, produced […]

Media Impact Funders Survey Reveals Varied Perspectives on Impact Assessment

PARK CITY, Utah — When media funders talk about impact, what do they mean, and how do they demonstrate it? At the Sundance Film Festival, Media Impact Funders (MIF) released a new report, Funder Perspectives: Assessing Media Investments. It explores the multiple and sometimes overlapping lenses through which grantmakers view media evaluation, and confirms that […]

Growth in Foundation Support for Media in the United States

Media Impact Funders is pleased to share a benchmark new report, Growth in Foundation Support for Media in the United States, in collaboration with the Foundation Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The research offers a far-reaching exploration of philanthropy’s role in media funding between 2009-2011, and is part of a […]