COMMUNITY JOURNALIST INITIATIVE
How do the residents of your community get their local news?
We know every vibrant community needs a trusted source of news and information. But dramatic changes in the media landscape have left news “deserts,” particularly in working-class communities and communities of color. We are working with advocacy organizations to train residents to cover their own communities and create their own news projects and programs.
Our training program is now available in Spanish and we work with our students and graduates of our program to launch bilingual or Spanish-only news and information projects such as websites, social media and video programs.
LA County WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) funds are available to hire our graduates to continue their training while they build their community newsrooms.
And we have relationships with community newspapers and media companies eager to hire local community journalists.