Sameer Padania

Sameer runs Macroscope, an independent consultancy supporting experimentation, innovation and learning in journalism, human rights and philanthropy.

He has worked for and with organisations such as Nesta, the European Journalism Centre, Wellcome, Open Society, WAN-IFRA, the European Cultural Foundation, The Philanthropy Workshop and Google DNI InnovationFund, on a wide range of journalism, digital media, activism and policy initiatives. He has published two recent grantmaking guides – How to Fund Investigative Journalism, for Deutsche Welle Akademie, and An Introduction to Funding Journalism and Media, for Ariadne and the Transparency and Accountability Initiative – and writes Journalism Funders Confidential, the monthly newsletter on European media philanthropy for the Journalism Funders Forum.

Sameer is a trustee of Doc Society and The Orwell Foundation. Sameer also works as an advisor to the Ford Foundation and was previously a board member of 360Giving

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