Giving Compass' Take:
- Here are a few video plenaries from the 2020 Journalism Funders Gathering hosted by Media Impact Funders, that discuss significant issues facing journalists.
- What are the major hurdles for journalists in 2020 and how can donors help fund solutions?
- Read how students are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation.
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Last week, we convened our peers for our annual journalism funders gathering to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing journalism—and our nation—today. We hope that our two days of programming and breakout sessions introduced you to new people, new ideas, and a new way forward.
We are so grateful to the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation and Independence Public Media Foundation for sponsoring our first online journalism funders conference. (And special thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Henry L. Hillman Foundation, and the Rita Allen Foundation for their support.)
Zoom fatigue is real, and we are that much more grateful for the network’s participation our virtual format. We also know that many of you are juggling work and other family responsibilities, whether it’s your kids’ remote learning or caring for a loved one. Because of that, we’ve recorded all of our plenary discussions so that you can watch them at a time that’s more convenient for you. As we grapple with seemingly growing efforts to spread lies online, persistent issues preventing the advancement of newsroom culture, and what we need to do now to ensure a more equitable media ecosystem in the future, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to listen to what some of our speakers had to say.
Watch the plenary sessions on journalism funders from Media Impact Funders.