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ProPublica is committed to increasing the diversity of our newsroom and also of the field of investigative journalism overall. We believe that providing support, training and resources to promising journalists from diverse backgrounds who are just starting out will help lower some of the barriers they may face in pursuing a career in this field.
Our Emerging Reporters Program, now in its sixth year, provides a $9,000 stipend, mentorship from a ProPublica journalist, and trips to the annual NICAR conference and our New York office (or, like many things this year, virtual programming). Past Emerging Reporters have gone on to work at MSNBC, The Atlantic, The City, Vox and other publications.
We’re excited to announce our Emerging Reporters for the 2020-21 school year: