Here are some of this month’s highlights of successes from the REJ Grantee Cohort:
Photo caption for Breonna Taylor image: “It’s been 6 months since #BreonnaTaylor was killed by police in a ‘no-knock’ raid targeting the WRONG apartment. Medical workers like her save lives every day – but police violence claims Black lives at nearly the same pace. Follow @wearepushblack to read more about her story.”
- Mariah Carey tweeted about PushBlack’s coverage of the police killing of Breonna Taylor. ‘Nough said.
- The San Francisco Examiner featured the origin story of El Tecolote, which celebrated its 50th year of being California’s longest running bilingual newspaper last month. The volunteer-run bilingual news outlet started out as a journalism course at San Francisco State University in 1970.
- American Press Institute’s Need to Know newsletter featured Documented’s bilingual investigation of the $20-million New York City COVID-19 Immigrant Emergency Relief Program in its Sept. 8 email. The program, they discovered, turned away the people it set out to assist.
- The Washington Post published an opinion piece about the unique responsibilities and financial challenges of being a Black media company during the coronavirus pandemic. Historian E. James West says, “Given this continued dependence, it is unsurprising that a number of Black media outlets have moved quickly in response to COVID-19… Digital Black publications such as The Triibe have responded in kind, challenging racially punitive coverage of pandemic lockdowns and encouraging younger generations of Black Americans to take the virus seriously.”
- New York Amsterdam News, The Atlanta Voice and The Washington Informer are among Black media outlets have joined Word in Black, a news collaborative that will take a solutions journalism approach to report on racial inequities.
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