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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Media Impact Measurement System

The Media Impact Measurement System (MIMS) from the Media Impact Project at the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center “integrates everything from web traffic and Facebook likes to offline actions and survey research to see how media can engage audiences and determine what works and what doesn’t.” Check out the open-source Data Repository to […]

Impact Pack

Dot Connector Studio’s media engagement strategy deck, developed in collaboration with Media Impact Funders and the Media Impact Project at USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center, is a hands-on deck of cards designed to help media makers and funders map out and assess different strategies. Use the deck to brainstorm, strategize, and assess impact, think through your […]

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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