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Misinformation, Media, the New Information Landscape and Philanthropy’s Role

June 6th, 2018
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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Impacted by misinformation in media?

Have an interest or concern in how the issues or challenges you address as a funder are discussed/framed in the media and what you can do about it?

What is the new information landscape?

Considering investing in strategies around media/journalism?

Discussion moderated by Carolyn Jones, Market President of the Boston Business Journal.

Nicco Mele, Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, will provide the context of misinformation – What is the problem? Why is it happening?

Shaun Adamec, Founder and Principal of Adamec Communications, will share his experience with funder clients shaping the messaging and narrative of various issues, as well as the importance of investing in initiatives and programs connected to media and/or journalism.


Carolyn Jones is the Market President of the Boston Business Journal, a weekly business newspaper and website, bostonbusinessjournal.com. In this capacity, she is responsible for overall operations, including advertising, audience development, news, internet activities, programs and events and achieving revenue and profit goals. Carolyn earned an MBA from The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY, and a bachelor’s degree from the State University College at Brockport, Brockport, NY. Carolyn is on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Mass Bay, advisory board member of Center for Women & Enterprise; Board Member of the March of Dimes and a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum.


Nicco Mele, Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

Mr. Mele took over leadership of the Shorenstein Center on Media in 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times and as the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David the New Goliath and co-founder of EchoDitto (now Echo & Co.), a leading internet strategy and consulting firm. Mele also is a board member of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.

Shaun Adamec, Founder and Principal, Adamec Communications

Mr. Adamec started Adamec Communications because advocates trying to make the world a better place deserve the very best stories to drive people to their cause. He has spent his career at every level of issue advocacy; from s​crappy protests to the halls of Congress; from City Councils to a Presidential election. No matter the scale, Mr. Adamec has carried this truth: With smarter messages, creative strategies, and better planning, audiences can begin to think differently about the causes we support.  In nearly twenty years of crafting narratives, shaping dialogue, and building brands, he has supported some of the world’s most noteworthy missions: the American Red Cross, City Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, among others. In addition, he has served public officials at every level of government, and helped mission-driven brands of all kinds define their place in the world.


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