"The Gates Foundation has become a major force in both traditional and nontraditional media. A recent Seattle Times analysis found the foundation has spent nearly $70 million on direct grants to media organizations, media training and media research, with the goal of boosting and shaping coverage of global health and development."
- The Seattle Times, 3rd March 2011
BBC Media Action (formerly known as the BBC World Service Trust) has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2011 (a five year grant) and during the financial year 2019-2020.
The Guardian newspaper has also received funding from the Gates Foundation, continuously since 2011.
Other News Organisations that have received grants from the Gates Foundation include ABC and PBS, both in the US.