What REJ grant partners are doing
Congratulations to Tiffany Walden, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Triibe, for being named one of the Field Foundation’s 2020 Leaders for a New Chicago! Walden and other winners receive cash prizes for themselves and their organizations—and visibility for their work amongst those who might support it further. The Field Foundation citation says of Walden, “Within The TRiiBE, she is rewriting the rules of media & storytelling, proving that the makers can also be the owners.” Want to further support their work in Chicago? Visit The Triibe and see options for sponsorship, advertising and donations at the bottom of their homepage.
Check out the “Guía maestra de recursos para inmigrantes durante la pandemia” from Documented, which provides a list of vital New York pandemic-related services for immigrants in Spanish, and also informs this community via WhatsApp. This kind of work takes time and relationship-building, so you’ll also see ways to support the service on the guide’s homepage.
Mukhtar Ibrahim, editor and executive director of Sahan Journal, appeared on CNN to talk about what’s missing from the news narrative on the killing of George Floyd: “I think the human toll of this is something that I haven’t seen really being covered. The coverage tends to be a little bit disconnected from what people are feeling, their experiences, how they have been through this multiple times, how it’s affecting them, the trauma that this causes, including generational trauma. These kids, their parents, their grandparents, it’s something that has been going on for centuries. I think that hasn’t been explored enough.” Sahan Journal has been offering this kind of coverage in remarkable ways in 2020. Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter
NOISE founder Dawaune Hayes was highlighted by his alma mater Creighton University for his contributions to North Omaha’s civic life. “Our goal is to utilize modern-day journalism techniques and technologies to connect with the people and the community and create a platform rather than waiting for a journalist from the outside to come in and tell our stories for us,” he said. Support NOISE here.