Funding Net Neutrality Advocacy: An Interview with the Founder and Director of the Media Democracy Fund (Forum)

Becky Lentz


In this interview, Helen Brunner, founder and director of the Media Democracy Fund (MDF) and the Media Democracy Action Fund (MDAF) in the U.S., reflects on the genesis and practice of her approach to structuring networks and coalition-based campaigns to support digital rights advocacy work. The conversation contributes to scholarship on the political economy of policy influence featuring the role of philanthropy.


network neutrality, policy advocacy, money and politics, FCC, media justice, social justice philanthropy

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