In a rapidly changing media landscape, what do new media communities look like? How are content providers reaching new audiences? What role does capital play in creating these new models and sustaining them? Whether you believe a strong media is critical for a safe and healthy democracy, or you are looking for investment opportunities or new avenues to get your news, come hear from media investors and founders about who’s gaining traction, and what the future of news and information looks like.
New Media Ventures is the first national network of early stage investors supporting startups that create progressive political change.Early investors in proggressive media, they’ve seeded a number of scaled media properties including Wonder Media Network, Blavity, and The Juggernaut, among others. WorkMoney is a nonprofit organization dedicated to lowering costs and raising incomes for Americans to make life more affordable and families more economically secure by providing services, products, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to help family members improve their financial lives; Good Info is a public benefit corporation committed to restoring social trust and strengthening democracy by investing in solutions that counter disinformation and increase the flow of good information online. Good Info invests in, incubates, and scales new business models and smart distribution strategies that are capable of breaking through echo chambers and information silos to reach consumers with trusted information. The Juggernaut is a media publication for the South Asian diaspora, documenting the rise of South Asians and South Asia. Win Black is a rapid response campaign operation to face disinformation head on with daily aggregation and reporting on key threats shared with leading organizers, built-for-the-internet content library ready to flood the zone with our message, and signal boosting through partner orgs, media influencers, and targeted paid media.