The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting
January training at Morehouse College
Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting invites you to join us at Morehouse College in Atlanta Jan. 24 for a “Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones” and Jan. 25 for a training workshop on investigative reporting.
The Jan. 25 workshop, hosted by the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting with The Georgia News Lab and the Morehouse College Journalism and Sports Program, will be led by Hannah-Jones and Ron Nixon, two of the founders of the Ida B. Wells Society. The training is for journalists of all skill levels and will cover topics such as pitching and managing investigative projects, tips for turning a quick hit investigative story, getting public records and developing sources. Space is limited. Attendees must bring their own laptop for the one-day training.
More information on the Jan. 24 conversation can be found here.
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.
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.
Our next training will be in February in Alabama. Stay tuned for more information and details on registration.