Journalists of Color

Journalists of Color is a creation out of the Institute for Media and Public Trust, and is a collaboration with Youth Leadership Institute and the journalism programs at Fresno City College and Fresno State. The program’s mission is to increase the number of journalists in San Joaquin Valley newsrooms who have a deep knowledge, understanding, and interest in the issues affecting individuals and communities of color.

The program offers students a five-year paid pathway to a journalism degree, and ultimately employment at local media outlets. The students join the program as seniors in high school and exit the program at college graduation. Each year, the program will add a new class of students of color, building an ongoing pipeline of multimedia journalists to our region.

Journalists of Color In the News

Fresno Training Program Created To Increase The Number of Journalists of Color in San Joaquin Valley Newsrooms
Journalists of Color Program Receives $20,000 Contribution
Local Program Seeks To Train Future Journalists Of Color
Training Program Aimed at Creating a Pipeline of Diverse Journalists Announces a New Cohort of Students

Interested in Joining?

The program runs for nine months each year, from October to June. If selected, members will receive $300 each month as long as they meet the following requirements:

– Maintain academic growth for a college path
– Pursue a journalism degree at Fresno City College or Fresno State
– Attend 80% of The kNOw Youth Media editorial meetings during their fellowship
– Attend 100% of the monthly CV Journalists of Color meetings (if meetings are missed, 1-on-1 meetings can replace them)
– Publish at least 1 article every quarter

To learn more, contact Johnsen Del Rosario at [email protected] or Daniel Gonzalez at [email protected].