Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
Roundtable: Donors, Grants, & Journalists

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As media business models evolve rapidly around the world, what opportunities do social investors see, and what do they look for in a successful organization? How do funder preferences influence editorial coverage, and how can newsrooms maintain both editorial integrity and healthy working relationships with donors? Join some of that most innovative grant makers and nonprofit media organizations for a candid roundtable conversation about the dynamics of donor-funded media, and explore best practices for donors and media working together to ensure journalism can play its essential role in supporting accountability, transparency, and progress.   

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Bridget Gallagher

Principal, Gallagher Group
As a career fundraiser for more than 20 years, and a solopreneur/entrepreneur building and running her own business for the last dozen of those, Bridget thinks a lot about sustainability, growth, and money. The skills that serve Bridget as a fundraiser have also helped her thrive... Read More →

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Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Olorunyomi currently works as publisher and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission... Read More →
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Christoph Plate

Director Media Programme South East Europeeast Europe, KAS
Christoph Plate is Director of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting... Read More →
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Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, Program on Independent Journalism OSF
Maria Teresa Ronderos, as the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees efforts to promote viable, high-quality media, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy. She comes to the Open Society Foundation from Semana, Colombia’s leading news... Read More →
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Anya Schiffrin

Senior Lecturer, SIPA, Columbia University
Anya Schiffrin is the director of SIPA's International Media, Advocacy and Communications Specialization. She spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. She was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires... Read More →
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Drew Sullivan

Co-Founder and Publisher, OCCRP
Drew Sullivan is a social entrepreneur and co-founder and publisher of OCCRP. He founded the organization in 2007 with Paul Radu. Before that, in 2004, he founded and edited the Center for Investigative Reporting, the leading investigative center in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Under his direction... Read More →
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Ernest Sungura

Executive director, Tanzania Media Foundation
Ernest Sungura, the current executive director of the Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), is an accomplished Tanzanian journalist and media specialist with 22 years of local and international experience. His areas of specialisation include investigative journalism, programme and... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,