At times like these, media managers, editors, and owners may feel powerless at the destruction of the economic foundations their outlets are built on. While we can’t make brands advertise when they don’t want to or replace every live event with a webinar, there are steps news executives can take to limit the losses they are facing.
Three new documents are now available related to a new International Fund for Public Interest Media. The documents include an executive summary of Fund’s upcoming feasibility study (due in April 2020), along with a stakeholder consultation report conducted by GFMD late last year.
Funders can–and must–do more to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism. Democracy Fund’s latest report takes a deeper dive into the data and explores concrete solutions.
This new report, from DW Akademie, helps funders, donors, and investors understand the field and the many ways in which they can support it.
On April 5th, The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) hosted a working meeting on the potential establishment of a fund for investigative reporting at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.
26-27 February 2019 – Miami, United States
The Knight Media forum gathers leaders in journalism, technology and philanthropy to explore the ways to strengthen local news and our democracy. This year, they seek to highlight innovative experiments in local journalism and ways to increase trust in media.
GFMD presented a joint statement on behalf of our members at the “Confronting the Crisis in Independent Media: Strategic Approaches for International Donors” meeting of donors, which will took place in Paris on 31 January and 1 February 2019.
GFMD calls on the international community to reinforce its recognition of the importance of media and journalism for good governance and democratic institutions by firmly positioning support for the sector within the overall international development assistance and governance agenda.
The Ariadne Network, which brings European donors and staff together to work in support of human rights, social change, and justice, released a seminal guide in collaboration with the Transparency and Accountability Initiative earlier this year. Written by Sameer Padania, “An Introduction to Funding Journalism and Media,” offers clear and detailed advice to guide those wishing to venture into funding journalism and media projects with the right tools necessary to navigate the funding landscape.
23-26 October – San Francisco, CASOCAP18 will convene over 3,000 impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good.
27 September – Webinar
Looking for an easy way to support journalism? Join on Thursday, 27 September for a webinar on NewsMatch, an innovative funder collaboration that’s raised more than $4.8 million in charitable giving to journalism.
GFMD is pleased to announce the launch of our Capacity Building Programme, aimed at building the capacity of regional and local media development and journalism non-profit organisations.
13 Sep 2018, Austin, Texas
Media Impact Funders and the Knight Foundation invites #ONA18 attendees for a facilitated conversation focused on priorities for funding the field, including current strategies and opportunities.
11 Sep 2018, online
This webinar, hosted by Media Impact Funders, will address philanthropic support of non-profit journalism as well as offer ideas for innovative funding models via two guest speakers.
Deadline: 4 September 2018
The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Stanley Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung, invites journalists to apply for a unique media skills development programme designed to strengthen stories on under-covered security threats and responses across the globe.
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Do you have an initiative that stimulates independent and critical media, or one that sustains or promotes a strong, and just democratic state? You can submit project proposal by registering it via SDM portal.
Deadline 15 October 2018
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program hosts democracy activists, scholars, and journalists for a five-month fellowship in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, D.C.
Deadline 30 September 2018
The International Center for Journalists is accepting applications on a rolling basis for their TruthBuzz Fellowship. TruthBuzz is looking for full-time Fellows to work in newsrooms in India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States.
Deadline 14 September 2018
ProPublica is expanding its Local Reporting Network, focusing on accountability journalism on state politics. ProPublica will pay the salary, and an allowance for benefits, for reporters at seven partner news organisations who will spend one year tackling an investigative project in their states.
To assist both practitioners and supporters of investigative journalism, the authors examine a wide variety of views on how to measure the impact of investigative journalism quantitatively. They report that “the metrics available aren’t as straightforward as measuring audience or tracking website traffic”.