Renaissance Journalism received a nice holiday surprise from Sisa-IN, a South Korean investigative reporting magazine, which featured our work in a story and video as part of a series about nonprofit journalism in the United States. In my conversation with the visiting Sisa-IN team, I noted that Renaissance Journalism and the others benefit from the presence of a strong philanthropic community, which South Korea lacks. And, it’s not just the money. We benefit when philanthropic leaders share their thinking and ideas and their networks of leaders and groups. We feel affirmed when funders embrace our vision that journalism is a powerful mechanism for advancing social justice. We are inspired by what we learn at the Knight Media Forum and the Media Impact Funders conferences; we grow from The Whitman Institute’s thoughtful conversations about trust-based philanthropy; we are grateful for the Ford Foundation’s leadership on media and equity; and we gain new insights and partners at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s convenings.
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Renaissance Journalism will host a free, one-day workshop for Bay Area journalists on July 19 on how to incorporate systems thinking into in-depth reporting projects. The workshop will be led by the New School’s Journalism + Design program and held at Oakland’s collaborative workspace StudioToBe. This is a by-invitation-only event to Bay Area journalists, with participation limited to 20 people. Early reservations via this link are strongly encouraged by 5pm Friday, July 13.
More than 200 people participated in San Francisco Public Press’s one-day symposium and workshop that explored bold and creative ideas to solve homelessness in the Bay Area. The event, “Solving Homelessness: A Community Workshop,” was held on Jan. 25 at the Impact Hub in San Francisco’s Mission District. Participants included local residents, policy makers, housing advocates, architects and city planners, and homeless men and women.