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Journalist Trainings and Fellowships

April 2014

The Challenge of Justice in the Americas

Sixteen editors and reporters from Mexico and Central American joined top U.S. and Latin American experts and academics in criminal justice to discuss the challenges ahead at a two-day workshop in Washington DC April 16-18, 2014. For more information please click here.

October 2013

Health Behind Bars: What Obamacare Means for Courts, Prisons, Jails and Justice-Involved Communities (and How to Report it)

The Center on Media, Crime & Justice (CMCJ) at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice selected twenty-one journalists from across the country for a year long program to explore  in depth the health care challenges facing justice-involved populations, and to examine the implications of the Affordable Care Act for these populations, their families and communities. For more information please click here.

May 2013

Under the Gun: Guns Laws, Gun Violence and the Media

Reporters and editors from across the nation gathered for a roundtable,”Under the Gun, Gun Violence, Gun Laws and the Media,” hosted by the Center of Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice to discuss the debate surrounding guns. For more information please click here.

June 2012 & October 2012

Law Enforcement, The Media and the Occupy Movement

Police, Journalists and students gathered in Washington DC in June and Berkeley, California in October to discuss the lessons learned by the police and the press during the Occupy protests. 

May 2012

“Jailed Without Conviction?: The Clash Between Due Process and Public Safety, What the Media Needs to Know Symposium”

This event, supported by the Public Welfare Foundation, brought together 22 journalists on May 13-15, 2012 to explore the pre-trial justice system in depth and help journalists produce more informed coverage on the topic.  For information, please click here .

April 2012

“Kids Behind Bars: Where’s the Justice in America’s Juvenile Justice System? Covering the Juvenile Justice Reform Debate in 2012,” symposium held on Monday, April 23 and April 24, 2012, and was sponsored by The Tow Foundation.  For more information, please click here .

May 2011

Roundtable: Public Safety and Crimefighting in the Age of Twitter

More than 40 New Jersey police chiefs, senior law enforcement managers, PIOs and journalists gathered for a unique roundtable at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on May 18, 2011. For more information, click here.

May 2 and 3, 2011

“The Future of California’s Three Strikes Law: Reform, Repeal or the Status Quo? How can the Media Stay Ahead of the Story?” took place on Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Davidson Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  The event, supported by the Public Welfare Foundation, brought together 25 of California’s leading journalists and editors together with criminal justice practitioners, scholars, legal authorities, public officials and NGOs for candid discussions on the law and its impact, for more information, please click here.

November 2010

Covering Gun Violence

In order to spur further public debate and greater knowledge about the issue, media outlets in the Midwestern region were asked to submit proposals for original investigative reporting. Participating journalism fellows attended a skills workshop on November 15, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information click here.

June 2010

Tribal Justice? Reporting on Crime in Native America

On June 25 and 26th  2010, 18  journalists from across the country gathered with preeminent experts in tribal justice at The University of New Mexico School Of Law for a specialized reporting institute. For more information, click here.

April 2009

 On April 1 and April 2, 2009, the Center on Media, Crime and Justice and McCormick Foundation hosted a specialized reporting institute, “How Do they get Away With it? Tracking Financial Crime in the New Era.”

For more information, click here.

CMCJ/Pew Advanced Journalism Seminars
For more information on these seminars please click here.