Impact Assessment Tools

Explore our database of media impact assessment tools including frameworks, analytics dashboards, how-to’s and toolkits for media makers and foundations seeking to assess impact.

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API’s Metrics for News

The American Press Institute’s proprietary software, Metrics for News “gives news organizations powerful journalism analytics that go beyond traditional traffic metrics. It’s a strategic tool built around newsroom priorities to grow audiences, deepen engagement and drive subscriptions, and it’s designed so every user can see how their work contributes to larger organizational goals.”


Altmetric tracks research across websites and platforms and collects this disparate information into a “single visually engaging and informative view of the online activity surrounding your scholarly content.” Funders may be specifically interested in using the tool to see “how funded research has been received and disseminated, and where it is having an influence on […]

Impact Research

See the latest impact research from IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, a searchable, curated collection of reports that provide users with a deep dive into social issues. Our curated collection is dedicated to research on media and journalism impact.

Media Impact Festival Case Studies

We host the Media Impact Festival, a juried competition that honors documentaries and immersive nonfiction projects with demonstrated social impact. Read our in-depth case studies for the selected projects in our Media Impact Festival Case Study Archive.

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