Beth Francesco will build a fundraising toolkit to help local, small news organizations diversify their revenue streams and decrease their reliance on traditional ad sales, designed for those newer to philanthropy. “Fundraising is not something that a lot of people are familiar with or comfortable with,” Francesco said. “As we have this need for newsrooms … Continued
Mary Heisey was a 2022 RJI Fellow. She created the Youth Media Starter Guide. She and Kelsey Tolchin-Kupferer collaborated to create a comprehensive guide that supports radio newsrooms in creating or expanding youth media programs to train and invest in the next generation of journalists as well as engage future listeners, leaders, and supporters of … Continued
Tasmiha Khan was a 2022 RJI Fellow. She created the Muslim Media Toolkit. This toolkit includes how to best address Muslims and Islam in the media, including correct terms and templates for journalists who are writing or referring to Muslims in their work. These templates will also include sample language for Ramadan and Eid, along … Continued
Amy L. Kovac-Ashley was a 2022 RJI fellow. She built the Leadership Succession Guide. This planning guide was created for small, independent local nonprofit and for-profit news organizations to help them grow into mature, thriving businesses that serve their communities and transition gracefully past their founding, startup stage.
Kelsey Tolchin-Kupferer was a 2022 RJI Fellow. She created the Youth Media Starter Guide. She collaborated with Mary Heisey to create a comprehensive guide that supports radio newsrooms in creating or expanding youth media programs to train and invest in the next generation of journalists as well as engage future listeners, leaders, and supporters of … Continued
Tara Pixley was a 2022 RJI Fellow. She created Journalism Source of Safety. This resource is an online toolkit that offers trauma and identity-informed visual journalist safety checklists, tips, gear advice, and other necessary security training elements for all visual journalists, including freelancers and students, with an emphasis on equity and ethics. It is a … Continued
Ryan Restivo was a 2022 RJI Fellow. He built the YESEO app. YESEO is a practical tool that lowers the barrier to interactively learn best practices for search engine optimization (SEO). This tool utilizes slash commands in Slack that can be used by anyone in a newsroom’s workspace to gather actionable SEO information and insights … Continued
Nissa Rhee was a 2022 RJI Fellow. She created the Borderless Field Canvasser Playbook. It is a guide to using grassroots organizing techniques to equip and engage underserved audiences. This includes tips on who to hire, what kind of work field canvassers should do and where, and how to integrate their work into your existing … Continued