While we believe that it’s important to have a continuous conversation about diversity in media, and to recruit from a variety of populations and communities, the best way to diversify the press is to train a wide array of young reporters to become storytellers. Our forays to explore this notion have come naturally, as BINJ operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Roxbury-based Transformative Culture Project (formerly known as Press Pass TV), which has been engaging young people in Boston for a decade through workshops and hands-on media experience. BINJ journalists have helped train middle and high school journalists in various TCC programs, including working with their students at Community Academy in Jamaica Plain to tell the remarkable story of their school, a so-called “last chance” stop in BPS that plays a special role in the lives that pass through.


INSTITUTE: YOUTH AND MEDIA (Harvard Berkman Klein Center)