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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.   

Moderators
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Bridget Gallagher

Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Bridget first began working with non-profit media projects via the Center for Public Integrity, one of the... Read More →

Speakers
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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, EFCC. His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Center (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and the 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant of the Human Rights... Read More →
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Christoph Plate

Director, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate, is a Political Scientist, Reporter and Moderator.  | 1993 – 2002  Africa-Correspondent for German-speaking media, i.e. “Der Spiegel”, ARD Radio, “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”, covering major events i.e. the UN-intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwan... 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 magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she has been the creator and editor-in-chief of VerdadAbierta.com, a website that has covered armed conflict in Colombia since 2008. She has just finished a book on the... Read More →
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Anya Schiffrin

Director of International Media, School of International and Public Affairs 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 Newswir... Read More →
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Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalis... 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 grants management as well as media business development for print and... Read More →


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

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