JSK and Big Local News award $191,500 worldwide to data journalism projects

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University and Big Local News, a project of the Stanford Journalism and Democracy Initiative, awarded today $191,500 in funding to 11 projects worldwide that will report data-driven stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These JSK-Big Local News Data Reporting Grants are being funded with support from the … More JSK and Big Local News award $191,500 worldwide to data journalism projects

Nielsen releases ‘Being Seen on Screen’ diverse representation report

View the full report here. View the Inclusion On TV interactive tool here. The U.S. is increasingly diverse, but is television programming keeping pace with the changing demographics of America? As part of Nielsen’s commitment to social justice, they are releasing their first ever report on the state of representation and inclusion on TV. The … More Nielsen releases ‘Being Seen on Screen’ diverse representation report

NAJA hosts “Covering domestic violence crisis within a crisis” virtual roundtable Dec. 10

This episode of the NAJA Roundtable series will feature experts and reporters who will share best practices when covering the crisis of domestic violence happening amid the pandemic in Indian Country.  The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering issues affecting Indigenous people and communities. The NAJA … More NAJA hosts “Covering domestic violence crisis within a crisis” virtual roundtable Dec. 10

Education Writers Association accepting National Awards for Education Reporting submissions

The Education Writers Association is accepting submissions for their National Awards for Education Reporting. The awards’ goals are to: Encourage and inspire more and better education journalism. Underscore the importance of excellent reporting and storytelling as a cornerstone of democracy and education. Highlight and celebrate the work journalists do to make a positive difference in their … More Education Writers Association accepting National Awards for Education Reporting submissions

IRE offering assistance to attend a variety of data journalism bootcamps

Investigative Reporters and Editors is hosting a variety of data journalism bootcamps, which are ideal for anyone looking to up their information acquisition, analysis and data storytelling game.  Fellowships and scholarships are available to assist with the costs associated with attending a bootcamp. View more information here. 

Reporters Committee launches Local Legal Initiative in Oklahoma to expand legal support for local investigative, enterprise journalism

Oklahoma lawyer KatieBeth Gardner joins the Reporters Committee as Local Legal Initiative attorney in the state The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced today the launch of the Oklahoma Local Legal Initiative, an ambitious program that expands legal support for local news and is already underway in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Colorado. KatieBeth … More Reporters Committee launches Local Legal Initiative in Oklahoma to expand legal support for local investigative, enterprise journalism