media http://www.kplu.org en Gates Foundation has given BBC $20 million to “shape” stories on maternal, child health http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-foundation-has-given-bbc-20-million-%E2%80%9Cshape%E2%80%9D-stories-maternal-child-health <p>The Puget Sound Business Journal&rsquo;s Clay Holtzman reports that the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2011/03/gates-discloses-media-grant-after-report.html?ana=twt" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">Gates Foundation made its largest ever donation to a media organization, the BBC</a>, in December but didn&rsquo;t publicize the $19.9 million grant.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">As Clay reports, there has been a lot of media attention given lately to the Seattle philanthropy&rsquo;s funding of media &mdash; most recently a comprehensive review of the potential conflicts-of-interest inherent in this practice by the&nbsp;<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014280379_gatesmedia.html" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">Seattle Times</a>. Clay notes:</p><blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">When the Seattle Times published a lengthy profile of the Gates Foundation&rsquo;s grants to professional journalists on Feb. 19, the foundation apparently never disclosed that it had already approved its largest award ever to a media organization.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">I&rsquo;ve written plenty about the&nbsp;<a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/tag/media/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">Gates Foundation&rsquo;s support for media,&nbsp;</a>about the potential for good as well as the potential problems given that the philanthropy often IS the story when it comes to global health and development.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/03/bizjournal-gates-foundation-has-given-bbc-20-million/">Read More</a></p><p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:16:13 +0000 Tom Paulson 925 at http://www.kplu.org Gates Foundation has given BBC $20 million to “shape” stories on maternal, child health