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Thank you to Knight Foundation for being our presenting sponsor, and to The Lenfest Institute and Google News Initiative for supporting this conference.
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Friday, October 28 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Funding sustainable news: How leading funders evaluate journalism projects

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In this discussion moderated by Jim Friedlich of the Lenfest Institute, representatives from The American Journalism Project, Arnold Ventures, the Ford Foundation and the Knight Foundation will discuss how they evaluate journalism projects, how they think about philanthropic funds as a part of sustainability, and where philanthropic funding of journalism is headed. 
Session audience and takeaways:
  • This session is designed to help news organizations learn more about funding fundamentals and strategy from 5 foundations that support journalism.
  • Learn more about what each funding organization does (or doesn’t fund); how they think about philanthropic funds as a part of sustainability and what’s ahead for journalism funding in light of market forces. 

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Jim Brady

Knight Foundation
Jim Brady is the Vice President of Journalism for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Brady, who joined Knight in August 2021, is a longtime digital media innovator whose experience ranges from leading major brands such as washingtonpost.com and Digital First Media to starting... Read More →
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Jim Friedlich

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Jim Friedlich is CEO and Executive Director of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, an innovative non-profit organization that supports local journalism in Philadelphia and nationwide. The Institute is the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, now the largest newspaper in America owned... Read More →
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Lolly Bowean

Ford Foundation
Lolly Bowean is a writer, an award-winning journalist and community storyteller. She currently manages the Journalism portfolio with the Creativity and Free Expression team at the Ford Foundation. Before joining Ford, she curated the Media & Storytelling portfolio at the Field Foundation... Read More →
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Michelle Srbinovich

American Journalism Project
Michelle leads the American Journalism Project’s portfolio-wide support and capacity building initiatives, and serves as a strategic partner to a growing number of grantees. She was previously general manager at WDET, Detroit’s NPR affiliate, and has earned national recognition... Read More →
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Rhiannon Collette

Arnold Ventures
Rhiannon provides strategic support and helps manage the journalism portfolio at Arnold Ventures. A former journalist, Rhiannon worked in newsrooms across Texas, covering health care, education, government, public housing and business. In 2016, she transitioned to a career in health... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Waterloo 3/4 (Main Ballroom)