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We believe great journalism can change the world in extraordinary ways.

Today, there are unparalleled opportunities for journalists to transform media into powerful tools that advance equity, give voice to the voiceless, illuminate injustice, and move people to action.

It is this vision of journalism—as a vital source of education, engagement and social justice—that drives us to experiment with bold, fresh approaches to news and storytelling.

And to push journalists to produce work that makes a difference.

 

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Renaissance Journalism awards $80,000 in reporting grants as part of its “Equity & Health Reporting Initiative”

Renaissance Journalism is pleased to announce it has awarded $80,000 in reporting grants to four Bay Area news organizations as part of its Equity and Health Reporting Initiative. Each organization will receive a $20,000 grant for an in-depth, ambitious reporting project that explores the disproportionate impact of systemic inequities—as exposed in bold relief by the pandemic and Black Lives Matter uprisings—on the health and well-being of our region’s most vulnerable communities. Projects will be completed by May 2021.

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Renaissance Journalism announces executive leadership transition

Renaissance Journalism announced today a leadership change with the retirement of Founder Jon Funabiki and the selection of Deputy Director Valerie Bush to succeed him as the organization’s executive director. “With ambitious plans for growth in the wings, it is the perfect time for this transition and Valerie is the ideal person to take the organization’s helm,” said Funabiki. “She has the combination of experience, skills and talents to guide Renaissance Journalism to its next stage of development.

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Renaissance Journalism is hiring. Join our team!

Renaissance Journalism is accepting applications for a Program Manager to join our small, but mighty, team. The Program Manager will develop, coordinate and support Renaissance Journalism’s multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder initiatives, which are local as well as national in scope. Specifically, in 2021, the Program Manager will coordinate the planning and launch of two national initiatives: a journalism fellowship program focused on the housing affordability crisis and “LaunchPad,” an early-career program to support “next-gen” social justice-focused journalists. Our other key programs include the Equity and Health Reporting Project  and BAMC (Bay Area Media Collaborative).

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