Media Policy Reporting and Education Pilot Program
The Media Consortium is excited to announce the launch of its Media Policy Reporting and Education Pilot Program (MPREPP), which will support and promote reporting by four Media Consortium members on media policy. Media policy is a broad umbrella for many critical issues, including access to information and the protection and advancement of information’s creation and dissemination. Furthermore, as the technology landscape advances, so does the fight to control and own media. There are also many aspects of media policy that impact journalism business models, free speech and community information needs. Despite its wide reach, media policy can often be cast as complicated and highly technical, and very little reporting about media policy focuses on the real impact of the issue on the ground.
To change the public conversation and understanding of media policy, journalism produced through this program will support regular reporting on nitty, gritty policy issues as well as reporting on the everyday implications of these policies on the ground.
Supported by the Media and Democracy Fund, the project will start February 10 and last through the end of May. As part of this project TMC will:
- Distribute funds to four different Media Consortium member organizations to use in the production of reporting on media policy over three and half months.
- Organize regular (every three weeks) briefing calls between members and a range of experts on media policy to provide reporters with tips, stories ideas, trends, etc.
- Publish a bi-weekly blog round up of reporting from members and others media policy and related issues.
If you are interested in more information about this project, contact us. Please note that only Media Consortium members are eligible to receive funding for this program.