Philanthropy and the Digital Public Dialogue

Challenges and New Opportunities

Whether commissioning and disseminating research, communicating on their issues of concern, or funding media and technology projects, foundations play a diverse and important role in our public dialogue. Recent advances in digital technology, rapid changes in how citizens access and engage with news and information, and the continued reshaping of the traditional media are dramatically altering the environment in which foundations operate. Join the newly launched Center for Digital Information in a roundtable conversation about the challenges and opportunities for philanthropy in an increasingly digitized public debate.



This session is presented by the Center for Digital Information (CDI). CDI's mission is to help policy research organizations, foundations and academic research institutes better inform our public dialogue by reimagining their traditional output of reports, white papers, policy briefs and journal articles for modern digital media. CDI is based in Washington, DC and affiliated with the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. It is funded initially by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This session is made possible through the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Thanks also to David Morse, Bruce Trachtenberg, Daniel Silverman, Roxanne Joffe and the Council on Foundations for their assistance.


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