In this, the April edition of the JFF newsletter, we’re looking at the relationship between community foundations and journalism.
But before we dive into that, a reminder that there are mechanisms for supporting Ukraine’s journalists and media:
> By signing and sharing the Perugia Declaration for Ukraine
– which is also in Italian, French, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian.
– And watch the panels addressing Ukraine at the Perugia International Journalism Festival earlier this month.
> By supporting Ukraine’s independent media:
– through this campaign coordinated by The Fix, Are We Europe, Jnomics & the Media Development Foundation, you can find various ways to help in a variety of currencies;
– and this media fund set up by Gazeta Wyborcza in partnership with a range of Nordic media organisations and associations
> By supporting exile media:
– through the new JX Fund launched to support journalists in exile, from RSF Germany, the Schoepflin Stiftung & the Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, and with new support from the German Government
– here’s Krautreporter’s Sebastian Esser on how they supported Russian exile media Meduza through a crowdfunder
– and there’s plenty of background (mainly in German) at the Körber Stiftung’s microsite for past editions of the Exile Media Forum
> Broader philanthropic efforts to support Ukraine: please visit the Philanthropy For Ukraine and the NGOs for Ukraine online platforms, which were launched little over a week ago, and which both also include sections on journalism and disinformation.
We promised you many months ago an interview with James Magowan of the European Community Foundation Initiative. Well, today is the day, and it’s worth the wait. James has plenty to say about how local journalism is of immense importance to the community foundation sector.
This week I am at the Ariadne Great Reconnect conference in Lille, France – and this time next month I’ll be at the DataHarvest conference in Mechelen, Belgium – please do let me know if you’ll be there.
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