Funding Journalism: A Guide for Canadian Philanthropy

Quality journalism is a pillar of democracy. It provides trustworthy information and holds power to account.  

Now more than ever, we know that media influences dominant narratives that drive public conversations and policies that affect our lives. At its best, independent journalism can give voice to underrepresented narratives and create a forum where people from diverse backgrounds can engage in informed and constructive dialogue across lines of difference. 

While journalism’s contributions to a healthy society are widely recognized, funding journalism is still uncharted territory in Canadian philanthropy. 

Funding Journalism: A Guide for Canadian Philanthropy” contains practical information and tools for foundation staff and board members interested in funding journalism. The guide was produced collaboratively by Inspirit Foundation, the Local News Research Project at Toronto Metropolitan University and Philanthropic Foundations Canada.

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