The Journalism Funders Forum (JFF) is an open community of philanthropic organisations that are supporting media and journalism in Europe. It acts as a hub for overarching collaboration and knowledge management among journalism funders and is changing how philanthropists and journalists engage with one another. Through engaging case studies, unseen research and open discussion, its network and events explore key editorial, ethical, financial and technological questions with world-class experts. JFF aims to build trust and provide a blueprint for future collaboration.
The events bring stakeholders from both sides together, point them towards cooperation opportunities, build a foundation of trust between them, and help develop appropriate ethical guidelines that respect journalism’s integrity and independence, while enabling philanthropies to support their respective causes. The events are often underpinned by a stock-taking study that analyses existing funding partnerships in Europe as well as the lessons learned so far.
Since its launch in 2017, JFF events have been organised by the European Journalism Centre, with the kind co-operation of around 50 organisations and individuals, and the financial support of Adessium Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, News Integrity Initiative, Nicolas Puech Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Schöpflin Stiftung and Stichting Democratie en Media.