• Cirien Saadeh

Journalism of Color Training Center: Winter/Spring 2022 Training Schedule

Updated: Mar 10

The Journalism of Color Training Center is proud to present its Winter/Spring 2022 Training Schedule. Register by emailing


Journalism of Color: Racial and Social Justice: Feb. 10, 5-7pm CDT

This discussion and journalism training discusses the racial and social justice (and injustice) implications of community journalism.

Introduction to Community Journalism: Feb. 17, 6pm-8pm CDT

This training introduces participants to community journalism through a discussion-packed, experiential two-hour training. Participants have the opportunity to explore the role that journalism can play in helping a community build power, the processes of community journalism, and the connections between community journalism and community building.

Community Journalism: Relationship-Building: Feb. 23, 7pm-9pm CDT

A key element of authentic community journalism is our capacity to build relationships with each other. This training discusses how and why we center relationship-building in community journalism work, with a focus on best practices.

Community Journalism: Writing and Editing: Feb. 24, 3pm-5pm CDT

This training shares best practices for writing and reporting journalistic work. Participants will be able to practice editing and have the opportunity to put together short articles in this experiential training.

Community Journalism: Audio Reporting: March 1, 7pm-9pm CDT

Audio journalism is such a creative and important journalistic tool. This training will introduce participants to the tenets and best practices of audio reporting, as well as a DIY “how-to.”

Community Journalism: Policy Reporting: March 9, 7pm-9pm CDT

Policy reporting is a unique and crucial type of journalism however community journalists do not do the same type of reporting as mainstream journalists. In this training reporters will be introduced to the how’s and why's of policy reporting on a local and state level.

Community Journalism: Developing Questions: March 15, 5pm-7pm CST

Asking good questions, whether for interview purposes or for reporting research, is a crucial tool for journalists. How we ask questions and how we understand those questions impacts the answers we get and how we understand those answers. In this training participants will learn how to ask solid questions for interviews and for journalistic research.

Community Journalism: Interviewing: March 22, 7pm-9pm CST

One of the core practices in journalism is the interview. In this training participants will discuss interviewing within the work of community journalism. How do we schedule and conduct interviews, develop questions, and follow-up? What are the best practices we can take with us?

Community Journalism: Best Practices for Justice in Journalism:

March 29, 2pm-4pm CST

There are specific practices that we can use in our community journalism that help us to build racial and social justice through our work. This discussion-packed and experiential training will focus on best practices that we can use as community journalists committed to racial and social justice.

Community Journalism: Ethics, Objectivity, and Equity: March 31, 3pm-5pm CST

Ethics, objectivity, and our innate biases play a unique role in the community newsroom, even more so in a community newsroom that centers racial and social justice. This training will open up a discussion on ethics in community journalism: what journalistic ethics are, what ethical questions we ask as community journalists, and how we communicate those values and ethics to our larger community.

Cooperation and Collaboration in Community Journalism: April 7, 5pm-7pm CST

Cooperation and collaboration are core practices and elements within the work of community journalism and within a community journalism newsroom. This training will discuss models and practices for cooperation and collaboration in community journalism with regard to reporting and newsroom operations.

Community Journalism, Racial Justice, and Resilience: April 12, 2pm-pm CST

This training centers on the intersections of racial justice and resilience within community journalism.

Community Journalism: Power, Tension, and Relationships: April 14, 3pm-5pm CST

Journalism and community organizing are often seen as two ideas that exist in opposition to each other. However community journalism and community organizing are closely intertwined. This training discusses the concepts of power, tension, and relationships within the work of community organizing and community journalism. We also discuss the intersections and conflicts between community journalism and community organizing.

Community Journalism and Social Movements: Intersections, Tensions, and Challenges: April 21, 4pm-6pm CST

Community journalism has a unique role within social movements. This training explores the role and the responsibilities of community journalists committed to equitable coverage of social movements. This discussion-packed training uses real-world examples and experiential training activities as part of our discussion.

Community Journalism: Promoting the Reporting: April 26, 2pm-4pm CST

Making sure that our journalism is seen, heard, or read is just as important as the actual reporting. This training helps community journalists-in-training promote their work through social media as well as blogging and other digital efforts.

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