Over the past seven years, your colleagues in philanthropy – from across this nation – have made tremendous strides in ensuring that residents are informed about local issues. I hope you will join us for the seventh annual Media Learning Seminar Feb. 16-18, 2014, to see first-hand how these community and place-based foundations are advancing our field by meeting local information needs.
Registration is now open for this Knight Foundation-sponsored seminar, which gathers philanthropic and media leaders to explore how to localize the latest trends in news and information. The event is specifically for community foundations, place-based foundations and media organizations looking to develop partners to bring information to their communities. Presenters at the top of their fields will help explore trends and challenges, what has worked as well as what hasn’t.
As traditional media has struggled, funders have increasingly realized how integral good information is to all their areas of interest, whether that’s education, housing or the arts. Knight is engaging the philanthropic field in this area because we truly believe that honest, reliable information is the lifeblood of our democracy. It’s as important to a community as good jobs, great schools and clean air. Community and place-based foundations are at the center of community leadership, and are uniquely positioned to play a leadership role on this issue.
With support from Knight Foundation, there is no registration fee for the seminar, which will take place at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Downtown Miami. Foundations can bring one senior staff member and one board member and registration is on a “first-come, first-served” basis until the seminar is full. Knight’s funding also makes possible a reduced hotel room rate of $299 per night for seminar attendees, available only through the online seminar registration.
To participate, register here. I look forward to the exchange of ideas for action.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation