MediaJustice

Key Dates:

Applications due August 12th, 2021

Nov 2nd, 3rd, 4th 2021 12pm – 5pm EST (virtually)  

Feb 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2022 12pm – 5pm EST (virtually) 

April 5th, 6th, 7th, 2022 12pm – 5pm EST (virtually)

June 30th – July 3rd 2022, AMC Conference (in-person in Detroit, MI; with virtual attendance option)

Overview:

The Media Justice Network Fellowship (MJNF) comes out of the MediaJustice Leadership Institute (MJLI) , a three day organizing school that served as a combined skills building and strategy convening to develop the policy leadership, community organizing and advocacy skills, as well as strategic collaboration of media justice sector leaders from across the country. We consulted with previous MJLI participants and allied organizations to reimagine the MJLI and develop what we believe is the best way to support the next generation of leaders in our media and digital justice fights. The result: The MediaJustice Network Fellowship.

The MediaJustice Network Fellowship is an 8-month political education and skill-building intensive that builds the leadership of the next generation of media and digital justice organizers, educators, and advocates. 

Fellows will develop and contribute to an intersectional media justice lens to the current media and technology landscape of monopoly ownership, the digital divide, racialized disinformation, and surveillance. A critical focus on current and emerging movement strategies to combat these issues will be a core component of the fellowship. In addition, each Fellow will work on a project with the support of a Mentor that applies the skills and analysis from the fellowship in real time using transformative media organizing principles and frameworks. Learn about our Mentors here. Projects are aimed to support long-term power-building in the fight for a future where we are all connected, represented, and free.

MediaJustice will select a total of 10-12 fellows through an application process that includes nomination from a MediaJustice Network Member organization. Applicants should have a commitment to a particular sector of the MediaJustice movement, such as (but not limited to): 

  • Independent and Community Media;
  • Cultural Organizing;
  • Community & Movement Technology;
  • Strategic Communications and Narrative Strategy;
  • Youth Media; 
  • Media/ Digital Policy;
  • Local/National/International movement building


Virtual collective learning will take place over the course of 8 months with the culmination of the Fellowship taking place at the 2022 Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan. 


Apply Now!

Applications due August 12th, 2021

Key Dates:

Nov 2nd, 3rd, 4th 2021 12pm – 5pm EST (virtually)  

Feb 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2022 12pm – 5pm EST (virtually) 

April 5th, 6th, 7th, 2022 12pm – 5pm EST (virtually)

June 30th – July 3rd 2022, AMC Conference (in-person in Detroit, MI; with virtual attendance option)

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance no later than September 24th, 2021.

Questions? Check out the MediaJustice Network Fellowship FAQ page.