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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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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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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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