The MediaJustice Network Fellowship (MJNF) 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. The fellowship specifically supports emerging leaders in advancing media-justice related projects that build community power.
To learn more about the inaugural cohort, read about: the fellows, mentors, and ‘22 fellows’ projects.
The 2023 MJNF will focus on racialized disinformation. Disinformation is false information deliberately and often covertly spread in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth. Racialized disinformation uniquely targets and disproportionately impacts communities of color (ex. Votersuppression, deceptive ICE stings, COVID disinformation, etc.).
Building off of our political education and campaign work, as well as our work with partners in the field, including The Disinfo Defense League and Reframe, the 2023 MediaJustice Network Fellowship will support Fellows in exploring the impact of racialized disinformation in their communities. Fellows will gain knowledge and skills in movement strategies to combat disinformation, including:
- Identifying and Tracking Misinfo and Disinformation
- Narrative Mapping
- Building narrative power
Throughout the course of the fellowship, Fellows will work on a project aimed at combating racialized disinformation in their community. Fellows will receive peer support as well as support and guidance from mentors and MediaJustice staff in the development of their projects. Upon completion of the fellowship, Fellows will have opportunities to share their work with the larger MediaJustice community.