South Jersey Information Equity Project congratulates inaugural reporting fellows and announces plans for second cohort in 2023

We’re looking forward to our next round of reporting fellowships

A group photo of about 20 Black journalists and editors, plus a white guy named Joe, at an event in South Jersey celebrating the work of the first round of SJIEP reporting fellows.
A group photo from an event celebrating the work of our first round of fellows in 2022.

Training early-career journalists and seeking community input

Starting in May 2022, we welcomed five SJIEP fellows to embark on a summer of reporting in their communities in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties.

A group photo from one of our editorial strategy workshops in South Jersey.

Celebrating successes and confronting challenges

We are excited to co-publish the SJIEP fellows’ stories with our first three media partners:

  • Clyde Hughes of FrontRunner New Jersey, a website covering Black and Latino communities in South Jersey
  • Tennyson Donyea of the news and culture site Black in New Jersey.
  • More consistent editorial/publishing schedule
  • Implement career guidance and training for fellows and PABJ partners

Gearing up for a new year and a new cohort of reporting fellows

We hosted a closing ceremony in September at the Cultural Collective Cafe in Woodbury. The event celebrated their accomplishments and featured presentations from SJIEP fellows about their work, including coverage of local artists, prospects for Black-owned businesses, and police efforts to build trust and serve local youth.

Adrienne and Cassandra congratulate the 2022 SJIEP fellows on their work over the last several months.

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