News & Events


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.

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.

Introducing LaunchPad, a new national initiative for early-career journalists

Renaissance Journalism is excited to announce the selection of our inaugural cohort of fellows and career development grantees for our new national initiative, LaunchPad. This ambitious effort strives to empower early-career journalists who are passionate about reimagining journalism through the lens of equity and racial justice and amplifying the voices and stories of marginalized communities in the United States.