RJI’s second day at ONA22 delivers deep discussion of creating and maintaining accessible and inclusive news coverage
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 22, 2022) — On the second day of ONA22 in Los Angeles, four RJI fellows took the stage to introduce their projects to the audience and take questions about promoting inclusivity, equity and accessibility — both in news coverage and in newsrooms themselves. RJI Director of Innovation Kat Duncan moderated the discussion, … Continued
2021-2022 RJI Fellows launch public resources for newsrooms and journalists as their fellowships come to a close
With the new 2022-2023 cohort of Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellows just announced, this seems like a good time to offer a quick update on how the projects of the previous group, the 2021-2022 fellows, turned out. From a development tracker toolkit to a guide that helps newsrooms serve the disability community and much more, the … Continued
Introducing the Prison Journalism Navigator
Resources to help newsrooms collaborate with prison journalists.
Changing the language around incarceration
Instead of “inmate,” use “person in prison” or “person who is incarcerated.”
Journalism by postal mail
How to work with writers who don’t have internet access and other structural challenges Journalism today requires reporters to respond, report and file stories quickly. The assumption is that they have access to cell phones, computers, email, and the internet to do their work. But incarcerated people have none of that. So how do we … Continued
It is imperative that we think about our writers’ physical, emotional and legal safety
Lessons from the Global Press Institute’s Duty of Care program.
Q&A with Darryl Holliday: Lessons in training everyday people to document public events
“I think people get it much more quickly than journalists will give them credit for.”
Lessons learned from a scoop out of San Quentin
Last month, the Prison Journalism Project broke new ground with a story that began with an unexpected phone call from our correspondent inside San Quentin State Prison in the San Francisco Bay area.
Collaborations are critical in building a network of prison correspondents
Finding a strategic framework for the Prison Journalism Project.
RJI’s 2021–2022 fellows named
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has awarded eight fellowships for the 2021–22 academic year that address a range of topics, from building collaborations around new kinds of content to inventing newsroom tools to exploring innovative ways to think about ongoing challenges. “These projects are a terrific mix of efforts to solve problems and explore … Continued