Date: 01 Nov 2017

Journalism, Media and the Role of Philanthropy

Location: London


The media is a critical pillar of democracy and of open societies - but faced with a perfect storm of technology, economics and politics, it has never been under greater pressure. We know informally that many TPW members are wondering whether and how supporting the media might fit with their own philanthropic goals. TPW has designed a one-day programme to help you start to consider and answer those questions.

With a roster of leading expert speakers from journalism, philanthropy, advocacy, documentary and technology, this Learning Day will introduce you to:

- the key big-picture issues impacting on the media internationally today
- the main ways that philanthropists and foundations support the media currently
- current thinking on how to measure the impact of journalism and media

The programme will close with a facilitated session on how to work more effectively with the media within your own philanthropic strategies, followed by an informal networking dinner for members interested in networking with their peer TPW members.

Speakers include leading journalists from the Financial Times, the Guardian, the BBC and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, as well as philanthropist Elaine Potter, media analyst Claire Enders and academic Charlie Beckett from LSE; donors Google, Omidyar Network and Humanity United, and Jess Search from Britdoc and Adam Thomas from the European Journalism Centre.


Please note this programme is for philanthropists and Foundation Directors only.