On November 27th 2020, The Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability) was officially launched at the IGF in Berlin.
GFMD is delighted to partner with BBC Media Action and a consortium of other media development organisations in the new “Protecting Independent Media for Effective Development” (PRIMED) project, alongside eight other media development organisations.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
The Thomson Foundation is seeking a potential Chief of Party (CoP) candidate for a USAID-funded media strengthening initiative with the general goal of further increasing citizens’ access to information and improving the sustainability of the local media sector.
21 March 2019 – New York, United States
GFMD will be co-hosting a media development panel as part of NGO CSW63 to explore the ways in which women are harnessing online spaces to challenge the stereotyping and misrepresentation in the 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.
29 January 2019 – Brussels, Belgium
The EU Commission is holding a conference in Brussels, Belgium, tittled “Countering Disinformation: Towards a More Transparent, Credible, and Diverse Digital Media Ecosystem.”
1-2 April 2019 – Vienna, Austria
Featuring panel discussions, intimate Q&As and extensive networking opportunities, DME’19 is set to examine solutions to the issues facing publishers in this period of rapid change.
Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.
15 Nov – 17 Nov, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Media Point is a series of annual international conferences, dedicated to discussing the changing media landscape in a professional, political, economic, and social context. These events gather leading academics, journalists, media executives, and experts from around the world to exchange experiences, establish new relationships, and debate challenges facing both traditional and new media. The topic for this iteration of conference is Media and Technology: Innovative Journalism in a Contested Political Space.
07 Nov – 09 Nov, 2018, Hong Kong
Digital Media Asia has, since its launch in 2009, grown to become the largest new media conference dedicated to the news publishing industry in Asia. The event offers three focussed days of conference and workshops and a technology and services expo.
The 9th Asian Digital Media Awards will be presented during the conference.
02 Oct, 2018, London, UK
The sixth Mirrors or Movers conference will feature experts and practitioners at the heart of events and initiatives that have changed the media industry. The speakers are drawn from across the industry and will tell important stories and compelling first-hand accounts about the role that media plays in society, as the sector grapples with fundamental challenges to consumer trust and our business models.
17 Sept – 18 Sept, 2018, Skopje, Macedonia
Launched last year by the European Commission, the EU – Western Balkans Media Days aim to ensure that media freedom remains a priority while tackling the complexity of pressing political, economic and social issues the region experience at present. Moreover, the forum has reached out to the professional challenges of journalists and media: their need to adapt to a rapidly changing media environment.
13 Sept – 15 Sept, 2018, Austin, Texas
The ONA18 promises inspiring conversations about the latest trends and best practices in digital media; unparalleled networking with influencers and emerging talent; opportunities to explore new tools and tech in their interactive Midway.
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.
Discover why the sharp decline in use of social media for news gives rise to fresh distribution avenues; why low trust in news creates opportunities to develop loyalty with your audiences, and uncover which strategies are delivering sustainable online revenues.
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.
Jul 31 – Aug 1, 2018, Lima, Peru
This is Sembra Media’s second annual conference on entrepreneurial journalism, innovation, and media sustainability. Some of the most renowned new media founders and online journalism experts will share their insights on how to build sustainable business models that ensure editorial independence and integrity.
In the recent webinar hosted by GFMD, panellists have shared their insights on how audience data can be used for project design, informing project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and how it can be used by local news media. This exercise aimed to showcase current developments in the field of digital audience analytics.
To respond to interest of funders about the role they can play in supporting news and community information, Media Impact Funders network has produced an updated version of Journalism and Media Grantmaking: Five Things You Need to Know and Five Ways to Get Started .