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Partner Event - Emerging Strategies for Supporting Local and Ethnic Reporting

Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Skylight Studios at the Annenberg Space for Photography
10050 Constellation Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Join SCG and Media Impact Funders (@MediaFunders) at the Annenberg Foundation’s Skylight Studios (@Anneberg_fdn) for a convening to explore emerging strategies for supporting local and ethnic reporting projects. 

We’ll tap into vibrant parallel discussions taking place at the adjoining Online News Association conference, and hear from foundation leaders and grantees in two morning sessions:

Fresh Directions in Local News Funding
Understanding how to work with struggling local journalism and media organizations can be tricky terrain for funders. In this session, program officers at regional foundations will offer insights from their own recent work. 

  • Molly de Aguiar, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation (@GRDodge)
  • Jennifer Choi, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Ethnic Media: The New Mainstream
How can funders support reporting projects that move beyond the “bleeds and leads” mindset to regularly address the concerns of communities of color? 

Lunchtime Conversation
When LA-based NPR station KPCC attempted to grow its audience by reaching out to Latino listeners, the conventional wisdom was the effort would be a disaster. Learn what the station has done during the past three years to confound the conventional wisdom, and discuss ways in which public media can better serve the needs of America's rapidly growing Latino populations.

Funders-only Networking
After lunch, it’s your turn to talk—we’ll host a closed-door discussion among funders to share project updates and opportunities to collaborate. We’ve found that these networking sessions are among the most popular at the annual J-Funders convenings that we co-host, so we are looking ways to extend this format to other gatherings throughout the year.

Have questions about Emerging Strategies for Supporting Local and Ethnic Reporting? Contact Media Impact Funders

No cost to participate

Who May Attend:
Open to media grantmakers.

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