The Ida B. Wells Society For Investigative Reporting
The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting represents a new take on a familiar mission.
We are a news trade organization with a mission of increasing the ranks, retention and profile of reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.
In the interest of your health and safety, the Ida B. Wells Society has postponed all April Workshops/Events until further notice. Ida B. Wells Society will continue to monitor updates from the CDC and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. We will use their guidance and recommendations on moving forward with future workshops and events. See here for more information on upcoming trainings.
Who we are
The Society seeks to raise the awareness of, and opportunities for, investigative reporting among journalists of color and to foster the desire for social justice journalism and accountability reporting about racial injustice.
Although there are journalism membership organizations that provide training and skills building for investigative reporting and others that serve as advocates for diversity in newsrooms and media organizations, none of these groups adequately serve journalists of color who are interested in opportunities in investigative reporting.
Today, even as ongoing racial inequality roils the national landscape, too few of the journalists doing investigative reporting come from the communities suffering the most. The ranks of investigative reporters in the nation’s newsrooms continue to be overwhelmingly white.
Our mission is to do something about that.