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Highlights from our annual Media Impact Forum!
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Mapping the power of story at our annual Media Impact Forum

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and filmmaker Jason DaSilva of When I Walk. (Photo by Albert Yee)

We had a great—dare we say our best yet—Media Impact Forum at Civic Hall in New York this week. We even managed to trend on Twitter for a few hours. How's that for a group of 150 funders? 

The theme for our annual meeting was "Mapping the Power of Story," which focused on the importance of data and networks in understanding our fields of practice—media and philanthropy and the journalism ecosystem. We examined the many different ways that stories are serving the public interest.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Media Impact Festival

Media Impact Funders has been showcasing the work of producers dedicated to creating documentaries in the public interest through our annual Media Impact Festival.

This year, we are celebrating the power of interactive technologies to deepen the relationship between news and documentary projects and their audiences. Our 2016 selections span a range of interactive techniques, including virtual reality, participatory reporting, physical installations, and personalized digital experiences.

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Introducing Foundation Maps for Media Funding

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new data mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically-funded media projects worldwide since 2009. Developed by Foundation Center, this new tool enables users to see, understand, and dig deep into the numbers, networks, and trends surrounding media and philanthropy.

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MEDIA IMPACT FUNDERS
is a membership organization serving the funding community.

Membership is a powerful tool that enables you to stay connected, facilitating more strategic funding through networking and resource-sharing.

We offer several levels of membership, based on your organization's giving budget.
 
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The Look of Silence OVEE screening & chat

When: Thursday, July 21
Noon-1 p.m. EST

More than 50 years after the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, and learns the identities of his killers. The Look of Silence focuses on the family’s youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to do something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: He confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of 50 years of silence.

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