RJI Fellows reflect on eight month projects, what they’ve learned and how the industry can benefit

Seven fellows at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute who have been working on innovative projects that can benefit the journalism industry, over the past eight months, are wrapping up their projects. Six shared findings and insights from their projects, as well as links to resources during a recent Q&A webinar with the public. We’ve … Continued

Reynolds Journalism Institute fellows to present overviews of their projects

Fellows will discuss what they learned and answer questions about their projects during the webinar. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2020-2021 fellows will present an overview of their projects on Tuesday, Feb. 16 beginning 11 a.m. CST.  Six fellows will discuss their project and what they learned, how they accomplished their goals, and share … Continued

Gender and age discrimination play a key role in female Hispanic journalists staying at the bottom

Our recent Fundamedios study revealed that salary disparities are the main type of discrimination against Latino journalists, and the situation is worst regarding Latinas. The gender gap is a problem worldwide, but Latina, or Hispanic, female journalists are at the bottom of the ladder.  Additionally, they have less opportunities to grow and, opposed to men, … Continued

RJI now accepting applications for the 15th fellowship class of innovators

Applications due Dec. 18 The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is now accepting 2021-22 RJI Fellowship applications from individuals or organizations with an innovative journalism project idea that could also benefit the industry. Potential project ideas could include devising new strategies or models to solve a problem, building new tools, creating a prototype, or advancing … Continued

Salary disparities are the most visible factor of discrimination against Latino journalists

“As a photojournalist for one of the Hispanic TV networks, I realized big differences between the “general market” and the Hispanic market. In one of my jobs the salary was almost 50% less than the same position in English.” This statement was provided by a Latino journalist who answered Fundamedios survey about the main challenges … Continued

Fellowship investigates discrimination against Latino journalists in the U.S.

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute awarded seven fellowships for the 2020–21 academic year for projects that address the increasing challenges in covering climate change, unpublishing, harassment of marginalized journalists and more. A team from Fundamedios wants to gain a better understanding of the challenges and threats facing Latino journalists living in the U.S. in … Continued