Preview of the Knight Media Forum: Polarization in America - A Webinar Hosted by Media Impact Funders

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm EST
Webinar - Register by 2/22
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Media Impact Funders, who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

The impact of polarization on American society cannot be overstated. It is increasingly affecting what we do (masks or no masks?), who we listen to (CNN or OANN?), and even how we think (fair or rigged election?). And the division is only deepening. These days, hostility to those with opposite views has reached a level in which hatred motivates voters more than loyalty.

How can journalism, and the people who support it, address polarization in America?

This year’s Knight Media Forum will examine how local news innovators and their supporters are responding to some of these forces, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the national reckoning over systemic racism, and rampant disinformation that undermines the trust needed for democracy to function. Media Impact Funders is offering funders a special preview of Knight Foundation’s 2021 Knight Media Forum. This meeting provides a chance for those attending (or for those who can’t make it but still want to learn more) to hear a sneak peak of some of the content that will be discussed.

  • How local news innovators and their supporters are responding to polarization
  • Media business models that are gaining traction
  • Approaches to audience engagement that are changing local journalism from within

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All interested funders regardless of role in your foundation. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.


Registration is required by February 2nd. 
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please email with any questions.

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