Media Impact Forum: Innovation for the Next Four Years

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Join funders, technologists, media makers and social innovators for a daylong meeting to explore the next stage of media and technology funding. Following the discussions join us for a reception and tour at the

This event (for funders) is presented by Media Impact Funders and sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Innovation is at the heart of social change, and rapid changes in media and technology are driving monumental shifts in how we learn about the world, share our experiences, take action and filter information.

Connect with colleagues from ZeroDivide, The California Endowment and the Knight, Mozilla, Tides and Wyncote Foundations and many other funders as we learn from change-makers and funders who are accelerating these shifts in a range of areas - from design-thinking and public media experimentation to social media and advocacy communications.

Sessions (subject to change):

  • The Long View - Investing for Sustainable Social Returns
  • What's Next - Discovering Innovation and Nurturing Social Entrepreneurs
  • Turning the Page in Journalism - Solutions Journalism Network
  • Evolution of Storytelling - Harnessing Inspiration, Focusing Action
  • What's Next in Public Media Investing - Public Media Accelerator

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This is a funders-only forum.

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Media Impact Funders is committed to advancing the field of media arts and public interest media funding. Media Impact Funders serves as a resource for grantmakers who fund media content, infrastructure, and policy, those who employ media to further their program goals as well as a collaborative network for funders who wish to learn more about media.

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