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Impact Road Trip: The Latest on Strategy, Interaction, Change

October was jam-packed with events examining how media can inspire creativity and catalyze change. From audio to visual, campaigns to games, virtual war stories to life-threatening investigations, this month offered insights on the impact of many different media forms.

Breakfast Meetup: Communications Strategies that Fast Track Policy Change 

Communications are driving social change more than ever. Media Impact Funders held a morning breakfast conversation with Mary Lou Fulton, Senior Program Manager at The California Endowment; Martha Davis, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Chris Hershey, Founder and President of Hershey Cause Communications to share insights about successful communications strategies […]

What Can Media Funders Learn from #Ferguson?

“Soon the television cameras will get packed up,” reflected Alex Altman for Time the day after Michael Brown’s funeral, “leaving a town that has become the latest shorthand for America’s racial divide to figure out how to translate the energy, intensity and anger of the past two weeks into concrete change.”

Media Impact Festival 2014 Celebrates Docs That Move the Bar

National Geographic President Gary Knell (above left) welcomed attendees to the June 3 celebration of the Media Impact Festival’s award winners at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC:

Bezos and Buffet in the News Industry is Good for Nonprofits

When Jeff Bezos announced last week that he would buy The Washington Post, many people derided the sale price as essentially an act of charity: At $250-million, the price Mr. Bezos paid was a lot higher than the newspaper is actually worth.