Communications and Media Sector Resources

In a new report, Tony Proscio, of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, explores the current landscape of local journalism, with a particular focus on the role that philanthropy could play in revitalizing the field. 

November, 2016

Far more than just places to check out books and do research, the city’s branch libraries now offer a growing number of critical programs and services that help New Yorkers develop the basic literacy, language, technology and workforce skills that are essential to succeeding in today’s knowledge economy.

April, 2016
The Field Scan illustrates that media must be a well integrated means by which youth—in structured, purpose-driven contexts—can change discourse through artistry, political knowledge, personal/community-based experiences, and engagement in movements for justice.
February, 2016
This is part one of six essays documenting what we have learned about building new networks for local news and fostering more creative, sustainable and community-driven journalism.
January, 2016
Online survey, completed by 1,613 nonprofits, shows the trends in communications for 2016.
January, 2016

View the live stream recording of the program "Powerful Resource or Unhealthy Distraction? The Ongoing Debate about Young People and Technology."

November, 2014
View the materials and livestream recording of the program, "Today’s Libraries: Community Anchors for Innovative Digital Media Learning, Makerspaces, and After-school Programming."
October, 2014
View the materials and livestream recording of the program, "Documentaries That Pull Back the Curtain on Big Oil."
September, 2014
Opportunity Agenda report examines public discourse on crime and the criminal justice system.
June, 2014
View a recording of the livestream and the PowerPoint Presentations and videos presented during the program Expanding Education, Youth Development, and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges.