To address the ongoing challenges facing independent journalism, this session will explore how philanthropic funders have expanded the spectrum of capital available to support high-quality media as a public good. The discussion will explore questions such as: “Is it possible to balance financial returns with the social good that comes from safeguarding a robust and independent media ecosystem? Or is the entire premise a mirage, destined to disappoint as it creates unrealistic expectations of commercial viability in places hostile to media pluralism?” What are the differences and similarities across different political and economic systems, in the United States, in Europe and elsewhere around the world?

Organised in association with Media Impact Funders.