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MIF releases new report on global media philanthropy

As the world faces extraordinary challenges and ever more interconnected economic, social and communications systems, we know that media plays a key role in addressing and shaping the most pressing issues of our time—making global media philanthropy increasingly important. From supporting local reporting and protecting freedom of expression to improving health through public service radio […]

Why U.S. foundations should care about global media funding trends

Parachuting in is out. That’s one key takeaway from a new report from Media Impact Funders that we’re excited to release this week: Global Media Philanthropy: What Funders Need to Know About Data, Trends and Pressing Issues Facing the Field. Produced with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this scan of global media philanthropy […]

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 […]

Funders turn fresh attention to diversity in media in troubling times

The recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., has thrust racist ideas into the national conversation in ways Americans haven’t experienced before. Of course, tensions around race relations in the U.S. have been steadily building over the past few years, with high-profile protests around police shootings and a resurgence in hate groups. Intolerance in the streets has mirrored […]

New mapping tool helps impact producers find funders

By Lisa Niedermeyer | Director of Client Development, Fractured Atlas Media Impact Funders, a network made up of philanthropists working to create social change through media, has partnered with the Foundation Center to launch a free database and mapping tool of grants and other funding opportunities.

A date with media grants data featuring Sarah Lutman

Editor’s note: We invited Sarah Lutman to take our new data tool, Foundation Maps for Media Funding, for a test ride to see how it could support her work in the arts and culture fields. Sarah founded Lutman & Associates in 2012 and has worked on a wide variety of projects both independently and with […]

Foundation Maps for Media Funding: Introducing a new tool for unlocking the power of media grants data

Media Impact Funders and Foundation Center Announce New Mapping Tool for Media and Philanthropy

5 ways mapping can help you increase media impact

Media projects are often judged primarily on their own merit. When it comes to gauging impact, however, context rather than content can be king. Mapping tools can help to reveal that context, making it easier to both design outreach and assess outcomes. Here are five mapping strategies to consider:

CPB’s Bruce Theriault Unpacks Local News Collaborations

At our June 2014 Media Impact Forum we learned about innovative public media efforts surrounding local journalism (among many other topics). In follow-up to that conversation we chatted with Bruce Theriault, Senior Vice President, Journalism and Radio at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to get his take on local journalism efforts, and CPB’s work to support […]