NABJ Partners With Facebook To Increase Black Representation In Newsrooms

The National Association of Black Journalists has partnered with Facebook to increase Black representation in newsrooms. Through this partnership, nine journalists will have the opportunity to participate in year-long, fellowships at companies across the country. PolitiFact, the Associated Press, Reuters, USA Today,, The Dispatch, Agence France-Presse and Lead Stories have agreed to sponsor the year-long fellows.

“One of the ways we support the fact-checking ecosystem is through fellowship programs in partnership with organizations around the world,” Keren Goldshager of Facebook said.

“We’re excited to partner with the National Association of Black Journalists in the U.S. to help promote diversity within the fact-checking industry.”

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual training sessions, data analytics courses and other networking events.

“NABJ is proud to partner with the Facebook Journalism Project and our host organizations to offer our members an impactful opportunity to help diversify the fact-checking sector of the news industry,” NABJ President Dorothy Tucker said.

“Now more than ever, with misinformation on the rise, it is important that Black journalists play a role in ensuring that factual information is reported not only about our communities, but also the policies, people and decisions that impact us on an everyday basis. As we have always said at NABJ, diversity and inclusion must be a priority in all spaces of America’s newsrooms. This fellowship has the potential to help lead the industry in pivoting toward making this a reality.”

Applications for the program can be submitted through December 31.

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