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Tow Fellowship for Youth, Race and Justice

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $160,000
Impact Area Civic Engagement, Equity and Justice
Years Funded 2022-2024

CT Public is Connecticut’s only state-wide, community supported public media service. It is a member station of national public media services PBS and NPR, and parent company for three television stations: CT Public Television (CPTV), CPTV Spirit and PBS Kids 24/7. It is the home of CT Public Radio (WNPR).

CT Public is committed to growing its newsroom with journalists who bring the highest integrity and expertise and seek to better understand underreported communities and topics. To help accomplish this, the Tow Fellow for Youth, Race and Justice will cover stories that are often ignored by other outlets or told in ways that perpetuate harmful narratives about youth of color and crime. For this two-year position, CT Public will recruit a reporter with two to five years of experience who is passionate about the issues, will bring forward stories that challenge negative stereotypes and can illuminate the ways in which policy impacts individual lives.