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Civil Investing: social capital addressing the civic media crisis.
Patrice Schneider, Media Development Investment Fund
In a time when “fake news,” “alternative facts” and designation of independent news media as “enemies of the people” threaten democracy even in the United States, assuring access to capital for independent media around the world is more important than ever. With massive digital disruption sweeping through the news business in virtually every corner of the globe, mission-driven investment and ownership models for news companies are becoming ever more important for sustaining high quality journalism. A panel of experienced mission-driven media owners and investors financing major news outlets in the U.S., Europe and emerging markets explore concretely ways to finance news organizations to protect the civic role of the media and sustain its vital function in democratic life.
Digital, impact investment, Media, tech
• Harlan Mandel, CEO, Media Development Investment Fund • María Teresa Ronderos, Director of Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), Open Society Foundations (*). • Nienke Venema, Director, Stichting Democratie en Media (SDM). • Moderator: David Haas, Philanthropist and Vice-Chair of the Wyncote Foundation. (*) If session occurs on October 11th.
Contacted: • Stacy Donahue, Partner, Governance & Citizen Engagement, Omidyar Network. • Jim Friedlich, CEO, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_civic_media_crisis_and_what_philanthropy_can_do?platform=hootsuite http://www.mdif.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/WAN_IFRA_CapitalizationGap.pdf http://www.mdif.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Media-Developments-Role-in-Social-Economic-and-Political-Progress-Literature-Review.pdf
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN