What is Renaissance Journalism? Empowering,Engaging,Impactful,Provocative,Inclusive,Collaborative

Our Vision

For over a decade, Renaissance Journalism has been at the forefront of reimagining journalism as a powerful catalyst to advance equity and racial and social justice.

It is this vision that drives us to experiment with bold, innovative approaches to news and storytelling, community engagement and collaboration-building.

Founded in 2009, Renaissance Journalism aims to cultivate an enduring shift in the way journalists think about and cover complex social issues. These are issues that have adversely, disproportionately and historically affected communities of color, the poor and working-class, and other marginalized groups.

Through our transformative initiatives, we give journalists and community storytellers the tools and support they need to produce strong, principled journalism that unpacks systemic injustices, disrupts harmful narratives, educates and empowers our communities, and amplifies diverse voices.

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Watch Our Webinar: “An Epidemic of Inequality: (Un)Covering the Impact of Racism on Health”

As part of our Equity & Health Reporting Initiative, Renaissance Journalism hosted a webinar for journalists on April 2, 2021, entitled: "Epidemic of Inequality. The thought-provoking discussion examined the impact of racism and systemic inequities on the health and well-being of communities of color. The webinar featured two leading physicians and researchers at UCSF, Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Dr. Rupa Marya, in discussion about the intersections of health, racism and systemic inequities, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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We welcome Alexis Terrazas to our team

Renaissance Journalism is thrilled to welcome Alexis Terrazas as our Director of Programs & Strategic Partnerships. Effective January 1, 2024, he will lead our groundbreaking initiatives, including LaunchPad and the Bay Area Media Collaborative (BAMC), as well as foster collaborative and strategic partnerships with our diverse stakeholders in the media, community and philanthropy. Alexis is an award-winning journalist who for nearly a decade served as the editor-in-chief of El Tecolote, the longest-running bilingual English/Spanish publication in California.

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APPLY FOR OUR LAUNCHPAD FELLOWSHIP BY JULY 12!

We’re happy to announce that our application for the 2024 LaunchPad Fellowship for NextGen Journalists is now live! The submission deadline is July 12, 2024. The groundbreaking nine-month fellowship is designed to empower early-career journalists from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about reimagining journalism and community storytelling through the lens of racial equity and social justice. Fellows will tackle an ambitious in-depth reporting/storytelling project on a critical social justice issue facing the U.S.

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