Sponsor TMC2017

Who is the Media Consortium?

The Media Consortium is a non-profit North American network of over 80 independent news outlets, collectively reaching over 100 million people a day. Our member outlets are multiplatform—online, in print, and on the air. Prominent members include Mother Jones, The Nation, Democracy Now!, Orion, Ms. Magazine, AlterNet and Grist.

Why Should your Company Sponsor the 2017 Transformative Media Conference?

For many of our outlets, the Media Consortium’s annual conference is the only trade conference they attend. We expect 150 attendees, all decision makers—either Executive Directors, CEOs, Publishers, Producers or Editors. Make sure your company gets out in front of them while supporting the independent news media.

Why Should Your Foundation or Non-Profit Sponsor the Transformative Media Conference?

The Trump era poses significant real threats to our democracy and to the news media. The flip side is that the Trump era offers opportunities—especially to independent newsmedia–to transform the news media system to better reflect democratic values. The goal of this conference is to realize that opportunity.

Having functioned as outsiders, independents are better equipped than “mainstream media” to question the powerful. And unlike corporate news outlets, independent, values-driven, mission-based outlets have the trust of their audience and community.

To tranform themselves from “alternative news” to the real news people seek, independents will need to double down on the values of inclusivity and equity as well as the journalistic values of accuracy and accountability. The challenge for independent news is to live up to its own mission to put communities (rather than journalists or politicians) at its center.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lunch: $7500 (2)

Host lunch on Thursday March 2 or Friday March 3, 2017

  • Opportunity to make a brief announcement before 125 attendees
  • Opportunity to distribute branded materials on tables
  • Opportunity to host a table in our exhibit area
  • 2 full conference registrations
  • Onsite signage
  • Logo and link prominently placed on conference website

 

Badges and Registration Desk: $3,000

Dedicated branding and handouts (provided by Sponsor) at registration area.

  • Sponsor Logo on all attendee badges
  • Opportunity to host a table in our exhibit area
  • 2 full conference registrations
  • Onsite signage
  • Logo and link prominently placed on conference website

 

Snack and Coffee Break: $2,500 ( 1 Left)

Host a refreshment break in the afternoon. Sponsor logo displayed on refreshment table.

  • Opportunity to host a table in our exhibit area
  • 2 full conference registrations
  • Onsite signage
  • Logo and link prominently placed on conference website

 

AM Coffee Break : $750 (1 Left)

Host a coffee break in the morning. Sponsor logo displayed on refreshment table.

  • Opportunity to host a table in our exhibit area
  • 2 full conference registrations
  • Onsite signage
  • Logo and link prominently placed on conference website

 

Ask us also about sponsoring our opening reception Wednesday evening, March 1.

 

Contact:

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

Executive Director, The Media Consortium

joellen@themediaconsortium.org

415.878.3862 | @tmcmedia

Main site: https://themediaconsortium.org

Conference: http://tmcmedia.org