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New Foundation-Backed Working Group to Address Science and Evidence in Public Life

In response to a rapidly changing media landscape and an epidemic of misinformation and disinformation, Media Impact Funders—a member-supported network of funders using media and technology in the public interest—is organizing a new working group of funders committed to fostering robust public engagement with science, evidence and facts. The group…

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Andrew Golden Joins Rita Allen Foundation Board of Directors

Andrew K. Golden, President of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO), has been elected to the Rita Allen Foundation Board of Directors. Golden, whose term begins immediately, has served as President of PRINCO, the organization responsible for managing the University’s endowment, since January 1995. PRINCO’s investment returns have consistently placed…

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MEDIASHIFT: Foundations Combat Fake News

A network of journalists, nonprofits, researchers and foundations have been investigating routes to weakening the influence of fake and misleading stories masquerading as news online. Now, following an election in which misinformation was highly visible, their work is taking on a new urgency. A two-part series by Elia Powers in MediaShift…

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A Few Reflections on the Challenges of Engaging Across Divisions

As the calendar year closes, we’ve reached out to several leaders in journalism, academia, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to listen more deeply to what’s on their minds as they foster civic engagement in the current environment. We’ve heard several themes resonate: The importance of listening broadly and responding effectively to…

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