RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021

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

Most recent story

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?”

We have to put in the work.

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  • Taking a look at the Boston Globe’s “Fresh Start” program

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Taking a look at the Boston Globe’s “Fresh Start” program
    January 25, 2021

    Last week, the Boston Globe announced a new program to help reduce the impact of personal information found online. The Fresh Start initiative invites people to request a review of information about them in the news site’s public-facing archive,
  • Pre-reporting for data journalists

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Pre-reporting for data journalists
    January 25, 2021

    Exploratory data analysis probably doesn’t sound like a statistical innovation in its own right. Even the authors of the paper in question argue that the technique represents “an influential back-to-basics movement.”
  • Our audience doesn’t have to jump through hoops for information

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Our audience doesn’t have to jump through hoops for information
    January 12, 2021

    Everyone who reads Documented Semanal is familiar with WhatsApp and how it works. Their audience does not have to jump through any hoops to receive information that has direct consequences on their lives.
  • Why is photojournalism important to the world? Let’s ask the experts.

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Why is photojournalism important to the world? Let’s ask the experts.
    January 11, 2021

    Sara Quinn has spoken to 20 media professionals for her RJI Fellowship project about the importance of photojournalism. Each person had stories to tell about significant visual moments that made a difference in their communities.
  • Measuring progress on inclusivity

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Measuring progress on inclusivity
    January 5, 2021

    Tracking provides an honest assessment. That’s why tracking who actually shows up in the reporting is vital to the source diversity equation in journalism.
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