Center for Community Media

Skyler Reid
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Latino Media Initiative

Born out of the Newmark J-School’s Spanish-language program, the Latino Media Initiative is a series of programs designed to provide resources to the Latino news industry. These resources include research , an annual conferenceand specially designed trainings and bootcamps for journalists, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs. It also includes a “Community of Practice”—an industry network that meets both in person and virtually to brainstorm solutions to common challenges—for Spanish-language publications.

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CCM Trainings

CCM offers dozens of free workshops and custom trainings designed by J+ for local journalists, as well as targeted fellowships, with a special focus on digital skills and business sustainability.

Learn how to:

  • cover the census, local and presidential elections, climate change in your area, and disinformation campaigns targeting communities of color;
  • uncover and analyze artificial intelligence systems used by companies and local government agencies and their disproportionate impact on immigrant communities;
  • transform your newsroom for the digital age;
  • create an audience-centric newsroom;
  • find a sustainable business model, and more.

CCM Research

The Center for Community Media will produce significant research about media sectors both owned by people of color and that cover communities of color and immigrant communities across the country. The goal of this research is to fill the data gap and make the findings  publicly available. Our research topics will center on critical issues such as sustainability and capacity building, as community news outlets face unprecedented financial uncertainty.