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Funding the News and Finding Innovation

Media Impact Funders

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Funding the News and Finding Innovation

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Monthly JFunder Call 9 Registrations Ended Free  

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As the field of journalism continues to grapple with the collapse of local news outlets across the country, it’s clear that financial support is needed now more than ever. Philanthropy, in response to the radically changing landscape, is stepping up to revive quality journalism and reconfigure the news media ecosystem. And, in fact, funding for nonprofit news media has seen a notable uptick in philanthropic support, oftentimes in the form of new types of grants. 

To better understand these dynamics, Northeastern University's School of Journalism and Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy produced a report highlighting philanthropic support of nonprofit journalism. In addition, we partnered with the Shorenstein Center to produce a case study report aimed at surfacing innovative funding models. We'll hear from:

  • Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center, will provide an overview of the recently released report Funding the News: Foundations and Nonprofit Media. (Supported by the Barr Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.)

  • Kathy Im, director of Journalism and Media at the MacArthur Foundation, Indira Lakshmanan, Executive Editor at the Pultizer Center  and Nathalie Applewhite, managing director at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will share insights on MacArthur's pioneering unrestricted, five-year grant to the Pulitzer Center, which is featured as one of the case studies in our latest report, Funding Journalism, Finding Innovation: Success Stories and Ideas for Creative, Sustainable Partnerships. We'll also hear about some of the other case studies highlighted in the report. 

We thank Philanthropy New York for being a promotional partner.

Have questions about Funding the News and Finding Innovation? Contact Media Impact Funders


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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