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Funders of media organizations

By Laurie Bennett

April 8, 2014 at 9:52am

On Monday, we mapped the Walton family’s backing of charter schools.

Today we note the family’s support of a couple of media organizations that cover charter schools - NPR and the Education Writers Association.

NPR also draws support from the left, of course. One notable contributor is George Soros, through his Foundation to Promote Open Society.

As for-profit media companies struggle or collapse under the weight of digital competition, nonprofit news organizations have arisen. They, too, rely on private support.

The interactive Muckety map above shows some of the funders of organizations such as ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

To see who’s behind the grantmakers, you can expand them by doubleclicking on them, or selecting a funder, right-clicking and selecting the “information about” option.

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