Maria Arce

Maria Arce will build a resource for journalists to learn to work with radio amateurs, also known as ham radio operators, who are willing to assist in times of natural disasters. The resource will outline the steps and training needed and include guidelines on replicating the radio and newsroom partnership networks she’s planning to create … Continued

Tamoa Calzadilla

Tamoa Calzadilla, of Factchequeado, will develop a practical resource that helps journalists improve their reporting on issues affecting Latino and Hispanic communities in the U.S. This resource will provide tools and best practices to increase their impact to serve, reach and engage with them, while developing skills to better identify and counter mis-disinformation in Spanish … Continued

Stacy Feldman

Stacy Feldman, of Boulder Reporting Lab, will build a guide to help small local news organizations create pop-up newsrooms with — and for — their communities. This tool will help news organizations increase their ambition and impact, while providing emerging journalists or non-journalists the opportunity to be news shapers and make a difference in their … Continued

Kate Maxwell

Kate Maxwell will create a guide to prepare and support local newsrooms, journalists, and communities facing and reporting on natural and environmental disasters. It will offer frameworks and tools necessary to provide useful, equitable, and climate-crisis-informed coverage, particularly in news deserts and rural communities. It will serve as a training tool and a virtual “go … Continued

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata will create an online training program that helps news leaders build more sustainable and caring work cultures. The training will provide actionable advice to help develop organizational policies, practices and programs. Mizgata, a business and design strategist and founding director of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator, seeks to help newsroom leadership promote the welfare … Continued

Arjuna Soriano

Arjuna Soriano will build a local sports community engagement guide which will utilize community reporters and SMS communication to produce high-value high school and community league sports coverage for newsrooms with limited resources. Soriano, sustainability lab director for Media in Color, wants to harness the passion and knowledge of local community members to produce high … Continued

Celia Wu

Celia Wu is the managing director of Global Press News Services, a social enterprise offering DEI and holistic safety tools to newsrooms across the world. Wu, as an RJI Fellow, will build an open-source Google Chrome extension and how-to guide that makes style guides and information more accessible for journalists and newsrooms so they can … Continued

Ariel Zych

Ariel Zych, of Science Friday, will build a sensitivity toolkit to assist newsrooms in sourcing, selecting, compensating, and working with editors whose responsibility is to prevent the marginalization of specific communities and identities.  Zych is the director of audience at public radio and nonprofit media outlet Science Friday, where she is building a sensitivity toolkit … Continued