Maria Arce

Maria Arce, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is building a toolkit for journalists to learn to work with and become radio amateurs, also known as ham radio operators, 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 … Continued

Tamoa Calzadilla

Tamoa Calzadilla, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is developing 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 … Continued

Stacy Feldman

Stacy Feldman, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is building 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 cities … Continued

Kate Maxwell

Kate Maxwell, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is creating 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 … Continued

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is creating 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. She plans to incorporate the voices and experiences of at least six different news leaders, grounding the training in … Continued

Arjuna Soriano

Arjuna Soriano, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is building 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.

Celia Wu

Celia Wu, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is building an open-source Google Chrome extension and how-to guide that will show you how to build your own chrome extension version of your style guide. This toolkit + extension makes style guides and information more accessible for journalists and newsrooms so they can more easily incorporate specific best practices … Continued

Ariel Zych

Ariel Zych, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, is building 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.