Newmark J-School Launches Data Journalism ‘Equity’ Campaign

CRAIG NEWMARK GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM—August 3, 2023— The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York is expanding its reach as a national data and investigative journalism leader by launching a major effort to train students from underrepresented backgrounds to become highly sought data reporters.

The Equity Through Data Project recently secured more than $600,000 in grants that will send selected students to work in local newsrooms — supporting emerging journalists with scholarships, competitive paid internships, and post-graduate work opportunities.

The Charles H. Revson Foundation recently awarded the J-School a $311,000 grant that will support a series of internships and post-graduate job opportunities, starting with dedicated slots for students at THE CITY and Documented. The grant, to be distributed over three years, will also fund data journalism training for newsrooms that are members of J-School’s Center for Community Media.

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