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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 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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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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Renaissance Journalism Hires Managing Director of Programs, Daphne Magnawa

Renaissance Journalism is pleased to welcome Daphne Magnawa to our team. Daphne will serve as our Managing Director of Programs and will oversee the launch of our initiatives, including two new efforts: a national journalism fellowship program focused on reimagining housing, land use and notions of home through the lens of equity and LaunchPad, an early-career program to support next-gen social justice-focused journalists.

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