Continental Shift: New Trends in Private U.S. Funding for Media Development


CIMA is pleased to release a new report, Continental Shift: New Trends in Private U.S. Funding for Media Development, by Anne Nelson, an international media consultant. This work is an update of the October 2009 CIMA report, Experimentation and Evolution in Private U.S. Funding of Media Development by the same author. The field of private sector funding of independent media abroad has continued to undergo a massive upheaval over the past two years. Both the 2008 recession and the increased influence of digital technologies have shaped the field and driven it in a new direction. The working definitions of media development are also shifting, with the lines between “media development” and “media for development” becoming blurred. This report describes and analyzes the evolving landscape of private donor support for media development.


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