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Free, Two-Day Online Juvenile Justice Reporting Workshop

Status: Open

Organisation: The Tow Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: New York

Applications are now open for “Restorative v. Punishment: Reporting on Juvenile Justice at a Crossroads” — a free two-day, online workshop funded by The Tow Foundation and aimed at journalists covering juvenile justice, criminal justice and related beats across the United States.

This workshop is the third in a series funded by the Tow Foundation. The initial installments drew dozens of journalists from across the U.S. who took lessons on how to expose corruption and injustice back to their newsrooms. Among them: Callie Ferguson, an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. After participating in the 2022 inaugural Tow training, Ferguson reported a recent series as a New York Times fellow revealing the uneven application of juvenile justice reforms across Maine. Ferguson returns to the workshop this year as a speaker to tell the story behind her story.


You’ll leave the workshop with:

  • A roadmap of the quickly evolving laws, issues and players to focus on leading up to the 2024 election and beyond.
  • A bolstered toolbox packed with cutting-edge data, engagement, research and solutions journalism techniques needed to tell deeply reported, people-focused stories primed for maximum impact.
  • Feedback on your story pitch from veteran journalists — including Tom Robbins, whose award-winning investigative work has appeared in The Village Voice, the New York Daily News, The Marshall Project, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, THE CITY and many more.

Space is limited for the training sessions, to be run June 24-25, by the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Application guidelines

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please click here. Qualified journalists will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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