Assessing Impact of Media

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Striking a Balance Between Strings vs. No-Strings Attached Journalism Funding

In this analysis of current journalism funding approaches, Dodge Foundation’s Molly de Aguiar asks a series of tough questions: “When making issue or beat-specific journalism grants, are funders planning for how that coverage gets sustained over time? What happens when the grants run out? Do they expect public media and nonprofit news organizations to find other donors to sustain the coverage, or does the beat / issue coverage simply go away?”

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