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

NAJA hosts The Invisibility of Indigenous COVID-19 Data virtual roundtable Nov. 19

This episode of the NAJA Roundtable series will feature researchers and reporters who will share best practices when covering stories involving Indigenous data and the pandemic.  The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering issues affecting Indigenous people and communities. The NAJA Roundtable series aims to examine … More NAJA hosts The Invisibility of Indigenous COVID-19 Data virtual roundtable Nov. 19

NAJA demands CNN apologize for using “something else” to describe Native voters

On CNN’s live election night coverage, an on-air graphic used the phrase “something else” to refer to voters who are not white, Latinx, Black or Asian. This type of language continues the efforts to erase Indigenous and other voters who don’t neatly fall into the race categories listed in the graphic.  Being Native American is … More NAJA demands CNN apologize for using “something else” to describe Native voters

Google News Initiative releases first impact report

The Google News Initiative has released its first report to provide transparency into how Google’s investment has helped to support the news industry, and lessons from the publishers they’ve worked with along the way. Building on nearly two decades of work and partnering with the news industry, in 2018 the Google News Initiative was launched to … More Google News Initiative releases first impact report