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Investigating news impact

This week, MIF staff members are in Denver for the Online News Association's annual conference. You'll find us on the Midway demonstrating our new data mapping tool, Foundation Maps for Media Funding, and the Impact Pack, a fun new way to help you visualize, create and assess your media engagement strategy.

To get into the groove, we've been exploring different ways that funders are supporting high-impact journalism. 

In the AIM analysis section, we reflect on what NPR's decision to remove comments from their site reveals about the complexities of evaluating engagement—and how funders can support better dialogue between readers and reporters.

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In our News section, Nathalie Applewhite, managing director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, pulls back the curtain on the impact of "Fractured Lands," a 40,000-word article that took up the entire Aug. 14 issue of the New York Times Magazine. The high-profile publishing collaboration between the Pulitzer Center and the New York Times represents a new and exciting model for journalism funding.
 
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Register now for our next Documenting Impact discussion
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 | Noon-1 p.m. EST
Jessica Clark, MIF's director of research and strategy, will lead an engaging dialogue about The Counted, Hollow, and Question Bridge, three of our five 2016 Media Impact Festival winners. These innovative storytelling projects span a range of interactive techniques, participatory reporting, physical installations, and personalized digital experiences. Register today.

Plus, don't miss:
  • Our AIM research section, where you'll find out how trusted news sources rule social media.
  • Our AIM tools section, where you'll discover why dashboards are becoming nonprofits' best friends.
  • Our AIM articles section, where you can learn how Netflix series Making a Murderer helped to overturn the subject's conviction.
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