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Journalism Impact Primer

April 9, 2018

The Walton Family Foundation invests in journalism as one element in its high-impact social change strategies, especially in its environment and K–12 education programs. A process that included one-on-one interviews, group conversations and extensive review of grant materials has found that the foundation’s journalism investments have a variety of impacts on individuals, networks, institutions and in media broadly. To inform continued grantmaking in this space, and to learn from past investments across issue areas and platforms, the foundation sought to standardize terminology and align on impact measures across program areas.
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