Our Milestones

Since our inception in 2009, Renaissance Journalism has experimented with new and bold approaches to journalism and storytelling, reimagining the media as a vital source of education, engagement and empowerment for underserved communities.

Among our accomplishments:

New Media ToolKit

The New MediaToolKit was an easy-to-navigate online resource of some of the best tools, tutorials and resources available for learning and improving digital media skills. It was created specifically to meet the needs of the ethnic and community media and nonprofits, who often don’t have the time or resources to keep up with new technology.

Media Greenhouse

Utilizing a variety of tools, including grants, technical assistance, training and consultation, Media Greenhouse experimented with innovative ways to foster growth and improvement in a media that strengthens and empowers diverse and underserved communities.

Online Community Building and Health Fellowship

Partnering with USC Annenberg’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, Renaissance Journalism launched the Online Community Building and Health Fellowship. This collaborative project educated bloggers and online news editors on critical community health issues, as well as on social media strategies to build audience and promote community engagement.

New Media Lab & Incubator

This was a Media Greenhouse project that enabled five national nonprofit organizations to develop and test innovative ways to utilize journalism, media and social media to engage audiences in civic dialogue.