Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

Supporting philanthropy to fund NFP journalism


24 February 2021 at 4:28 pm
Luke Michael
New research will explore the potential of a not-for-profit journalism sector  


Luke Michael | 24 February 2021 at 4:28 pm


0 Comments


 Print
Supporting philanthropy to fund NFP journalism
24 February 2021 at 4:28 pm

New research will explore the potential of a not-for-profit journalism sector  

The philanthropy sector is being urged to take part in a major research project examining philanthropy’s potential to support public interest journalism in Australia.

The Public Interest Journalism Initiative (PIJI) is calling on philanthropic trusts, foundations or donors that have funded or considered funding Australian public interest journalism to participate in its Philanthropic Giving For Journalism project.

Philanthropy Australia, Pro Bono Australia and Australian Communities Foundation are partners in the initiative, which is the second in a series of research projects exploring taxation reform to strengthen public interest journalism.

PIJI research and projects manager Gary Dickson encouraged funders to participate.

“Supporting philanthropy to fund not-for-profit journalism has been proposed many times, including by the Senate and the ACCC in its Digital Platforms Inquiry,” Dickson told Pro Bono News.

“But until now, nobody has conducted the necessary research to understand whether philanthropy wants to fund journalism or how much of an impact that funding could make. 

“This is really important research because it will fill a critical data gap and lead to a better understanding of the potential of a not-for-profit journalism sector and ultimately, better policy design.”

Funders are being asked to take part in a confidential one-on-one interview or focus group, with research being conducted through February and March.

You can find out more information here.


Luke Michael  |  Journalist  |  @luke_michael96

Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Advertisement


Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

What does effective philanthropy look like?

Contributor

Tuesday, 1st June 2021 at 7:15 am

New York homelessness NFP wins $100M MacArthur Grant

Nikki Stefanoff

Wednesday, 14th April 2021 at 5:05 pm

The Lemann Foundation and the case of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Charles Keidan

Friday, 2nd April 2021 at 11:15 am

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×