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IIJ Overview Nov 2022 small.pdf

  1. 1. Support • Innovation • Advocacy Launch Pad for Journalists of Color
  2. 2. Journalism In Crisis 1 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color Disinformation & Misinformation Empathy Gap & Polarized Population BIPOC Journalists Underrepresented
  3. 3. Sources: ASNE 2019 survey, RTDNA 2019 research Just 19% Of print managers are BIPOC Just 8% Of broadcast managers are BIPOC • Covid exacerbated the problem. • Scarcity mentality makes it worse. 40% Gained racial diversity 16% Lost racial diversity (2001-2018) 44% No change White Newsrooms 2 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  4. 4. Freelancers of Color Lack a Roadmap to Financial Sustainability Every Round of Layoffs or Merger Drains Diverse Talent from Journalism 3 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  5. 5. The Future Is Freelance Sources: Pew 2021 research based on BLS data, MBO research Newsrooms Lost 26% of Jobs in Last Decade Another 10% Drop in Full-Time Jobs Expected in Next Decade In All Fields, Freelance Workforce Grew 34% in 2021 Over Two-Thirds of New Freelancers Are Gen Z or Millennials 26% 10% 34% 2/3 4 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  6. 6. Tools to track income & time, match with assignments Talents: 30k BIPOC journalists Technology for creator economy Opportunity Now 5 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  7. 7. The IIJ Vision Launch pad for diverse talent Independent BIPOC journalists thriving & represented Mainstream editors value freelancers Stronger journalism ecosystem, democracy, society 8 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  8. 8. Connecting freelance JOCs for learning, collaboration and mutual support. Creating tools, services and shared wisdom for economic freedom and mental health. Advocating for best practices, fair and equitable treatment of independent labor. Our Mission To ensure financial and emotional sustainability for independent journalists of color by: 9 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  9. 9. Our Plan Conference, webinars, gather community Understand roadmap, create starter kit Self-sustaining org that has supported 3k journalists Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 10 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  10. 10. The IIJ Conference March 9-10, 2023 * Live, online 10 interactive presentations 2 live networking opportunities 14 hours of rich content 11 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  11. 11. 500-600 Attendees $49 Early Bird Rate Expected demographics American Indian / Alaska Native Black / African American Caucasian / White Latine / Hispanic Middle Eastern / North African South Asian / Asian American 3% 35% 22% 15% 2% 23% 12 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  12. 12. “Working as a freelance journalist can be so overwhelming and exhausting, from navigating elitist and white spaces to trying to make ends meet. This space has been rejuvenating and affirming in ways I didn't even realize were possible. The labor and love you put into organizing this really shone thru, so thank you so much!” “I appreciated being in a predominantly POC space in journalism and receiving relevant advice where money is openly discussed and there's no assumption that everyone has a trust fund to fall back on. It's honesty mind-blowing how much more relevant this freelancing advice was from every other freelancing resource I've looked into because it's by and for BIPOC folks.” “Hands down the best journo conference I've attended including four in-person and two other online. Just such a sense of safety, inclusion, and not at all intimidating.” 13 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  13. 13. “I loved the wide variety of panels and topics – this definitely felt like an ‘all you need to know about freelancing’ two day crash course.” “I absolutely loved that the conference centered women of color in all of the sessions. It was extremely refreshing to hear from a wide range of diverse voices. “It was reassuring that even highly accomplished journalists have self-doubt. It was helpful to learn that their success came from persistence and not giving up. Sometimes I think I'm just not good enough, but maybe it's just that I don't pitch the same story more than five times. The honesty was really helpful and inspiring.” “Really appreciated the gentle yet direct way moderators set the tone at the top of each session - no rate shaming, hold space, etc. I haven't seen that at other journalism conferences (virtual or in- person) and I'd love to see more of it.” 14 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  14. 14. 425 Attendees 8,000 Attendees Builds on the success of Katherine’s prior ventures: The Parenting In Place Masterclass Series 400 Attendees Parenting Journalists Society Conference Center for Independent Journalists Conference 15 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  15. 15. Jamila Bey Erika Hayasaki Sylvia A. Harvey The Team Katherine Reynolds Lewis Valeria Fernández Ellen Lee 16 Support, Innovation, Advocacy For Journalists of Color
  16. 16. 10 CONTACT US Contact Us For more information, contact: Katherine Reynolds Lewis Katherine@TheIIJ.com 202-251-0142
  17. 17. Thank You! Support • Innovation • Advocacy

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