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Rule of the road for non-profit journalism funding

Tom Rosenstiel and Kevin Loker 5 December 2017

As the traditional advertising model for media continues to shrink, the role of philanthropic funding in journalism has reached a new moment of importance. It is merely the latest sign, that in September 2017, the …

The opportunities and limits of foundation-funded journalism

Barbara Hans 5 December 2017

Journalism, it is said, is in crisis. But that isn’t strictly accurate. Journalism is actually beset by at least two different crises: a funding crisis and a credibility crisis. Philanthropy can help solve both, but …

Safeguarding the Guardian

Rachel White 5 December 2017

At a time when challenges to media independence pollute and distort the news landscape and traditional revenue models continue to erode, independent media organizations are thinking innovatively about how best to fund high-quality independent journalism. …

The fight against ‘fake news’?

Jessica Clark 5 December 2017

Helping to re-establish trust in journalism is essential if its audience is to be retained, but can funders establish their bona fides with the public? Around the world, policymakers, scientists and journalists are grappling with …

A Conversation about fake news that we need to have 

Misha Ketchell 5 December 2017

Anyone looking for evidence that public discourse can’t handle complex ideas need look no further than the rapid demise of the term ‘fake news’ in 2017. After the 2016 US presidential election, BuzzFeed journalist Craig Silverman …

Last word: Funding the philanthropy media

Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

The need for informed and rigorous coverage of philanthropy is greater than ever. As philanthropy grows in power and influence, assumes new forms and takes root in new markets, who is going to tell the …

Nothing about us without us – philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay 5 September 2017

This issue of Alliance investigates philanthropy’s diversity predicament. How can philanthropy do the most good if it doesn’t reflect the society it seeks to serve? Our guest editors, Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay, ask some hard …

White and wealthy 

Caroline Fiennes, Helen Owen and Charles Keidan 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The Alliance diversity survey reveals some gaps but we only know so much. Introduction When Alliance magazine was planning its special feature, it wanted the issue to be informed by data on diversity in institutional philanthropy in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, class and disability. As limited data are available, Alliance decided to conduct its …

Diversity in the social investment field  

1 Stephen Bediako and Gemma Rocyn Jones 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Just over year ago, a number of organizations in the social investment market came together to better understand our diversity and inclusion. We were spurred on by research from the  Young Foundation which found gender equality to be a blindspot in our sector. We wanted to understand what is really happening. …

Indonesian philanthropy must embrace the country’s diversity 

Kamala Chandrakirana 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

For Indonesia, ‘unity in diversity’ has necessarily been a core principle of nation building and the capacity to manage diversity a matter of survival. With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority …