Where storytelling about black life is nurtured...and the world is our newsroom.
Our goal is to tell stories and report on racial matters that demand attention, like our 2008 report, titled "Young Black Men, How to Save an Endangered Species." Over the past 20 years, IFAJS has worked to educated people about black life in the American hemisphere, while training black reporters to do this important work.
Our mission is to improve the quality of American journalism by enhancing the ability of mid-career black journalists and journalism students to research and report stories that bring better balance and understanding to the public discourse.
Our amazing team of project editors include Tonyaa Weathersbee, a veteran columnist, and Lee Ivory, a former publisher and senior editor with USA Today executive editor. They manage the journalists who work side-by-side with black journalism students on reporting assignments in this country and abroad.
Help us continue to provide black journalists opportunities to cover stories about the African diaspora - in this country and abroad.