BRINGING BALANCE AND FAIRNESS TO REPORTING ON SAFETY AND JUSTICE
A NEW RESOURCE FOR REPORTERS WHO COVER COMPLEX ISSUES INVOLVING CRIME AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
REPORTING ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TASKS IN JOURNALISM
LJJP will provide educational panels open to all journalists to help improve reporting on critical issues in the legal system. It will also provide up-and-coming print and broadcast reporters with one-on-one mentoring and training to support their work in this difficult field.
LJJP has two components: a fellowship program and an event series that is open to all reporters.
Our Mentors, Advisors, and Board of Directors bring a wealth of experience in reporting and research on the legal system. Our goal is to provide that expertise to all those who want to develop a deeper understanding of the legal system and improve their coverage of the critical issues it touches every day.
“At this moment, with headlines screaming and talking heads broadcasting daily outbreaks of lawlessness, there’s a critical need for journalists to equip themselves to understand just what’s going on,” said Fulwood. “The real story often goes untold, that’s the one that reframes crime away from easy and scary narratives that stand in the way of accurate, fact-based reporting on law and justice.”
“Our democracy depends on an informed and engaged citizenry,” he added. “So it’s imperative to equip early-career reporters, editors, producers, and others in the news industry with knowledge, tools and confidence to share a deeper understanding of the nation’s legal system with a media-saturated public.”