The Freedom Forum

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The Freedom Forum "was established in 1991 under the direction of Founder Allen H. Neuharth as successor to a foundation started in 1935 by newspaper publisher Frank E. Gannett. The Freedom Forum is not affiliated with Gannett Co. Its work is supported by income from an endowment of diversified assets." The Freedom Forum "is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three priorities: the Newseum, the First Amendment and newsroom diversity." [1]

Total assets of more than $1 billion and it distributes around $50 million a year. [2]

"Current International Program Examples: Organizing international forums on global media issues. Developing and managing a network of news and journalism libraries in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Administering programs that bring international journalists to the USA for study and internships. Training international journalists through partnerships with other media organizations."[3][4]

In 1997, the Freedom Forum funded the creation of the Newseum.



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