RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021

This series features stories by RJI’s 2020–2021 class of fellows.

Most recent story

A guide: 10 steps to more inclusive reporting
March 29, 2021

Despite decades of making a case for more inclusion and representation in journalism, most newsrooms are still not an accurate mirror of the society they seek to capture and inform.

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  • How to build data capacity in your newsroom

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    How to build data capacity in your newsroom
    March 11, 2021

    Data rarely has a better idea, because data doesn’t think. People think. Sometimes data can help people think a little better. The problem is that it doesn't always feel that way.
  • Getting a source to ‘yes’

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Getting a source to ‘yes’
    February 22, 2021

    The first stage of Melba Newsome's project was getting newsrooms on board with making their reporting more reflective of their communities. Next, they had to answer that age-old question: “how to curate more diverse sources?”
  • ‘Do people even read captions?’

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    ‘Do people even read captions?’
    February 11, 2021

    Yes, people read captions. They’re some of the most scannable, well-read elements in news media. So how can we make them truly worthwhile? It’s time to test.
  • After 7 months reporting, a surprise discovery – Obits are evergreen

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    After 7 months reporting, a surprise discovery – Obits are evergreen
    February 4, 2021

    Recently, Kristen Hare sat down with the Tampa Bay Times’ analytics tool, Parse.ly, to see what she could learn from seven months of obituary reporting. She found something she did not expect.
  • Unpublishing challenges demand cohesion between pre- and post-publication policies

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Unpublishing challenges demand cohesion between pre- and post-publication policies
    January 28, 2021

    Newsroom project shows newsmaking and “news breaking” policies go hand-in-hand.
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