The Helsingin Sanomat Foundation of Finland is committed to do more risk funding with the aim of supporting groundbreaking journalism and research that will be relevant in 2030 and beyond. Other philanthropies should follow suit.
Showing diverse policy communities that independent journalism is a fundamental pillar of global peace can marshal much-needed support for an embattled media sector, says Devon Terrill, Program Officer for Media Programming at the Stanley Foundation in Iowa.
Media professionals are finding it difficult to navigate a rapidly accelerating news cycle with dwindling resources, says Dr. Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director of Fritt Ord, a Norwegian foundation dedicated to promoting free expression.
The media development sector is due a transformation to better reflect the rapid evolution of journalism and news media, says Miguel Castro, Senior Officer for Global Media Partnerships at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.