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Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) Launches JWriterPro and JMediaPro Suites of AI-Powered Online Writing Coaches 

San Diego, CA — April 14, 2024 — The Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) is proud to announce the launch of two groundbreaking suites of AI-powered online writing coaches: JWriterPro and JMediaPro. These innovative tools are designed to revolutionize journalism education, providing invaluable support to both educators and students.  Building upon the success of Murrow.ai, released […]

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Journalistic Learning Initiative Launches Common Ground Project to Empower Gen Z Voices for National Unity 

Kansas City, MO, April 5, 2024 – The Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) is proud to announce the JLI Common Ground Project launch on April 5, 2024. Inspired by the impassioned voices of high school journalists featured in “The Future is Ours,” JLI’s 30-minute documentary highlighting the critical issues confronting Generation Z, the Common Ground Project

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Journalistic Learning Initiative presents the 2024 edition of Black Student Magazine

EUGENE, OR –– Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) has released the 2024 edition of Black Student Magazine in partnership with the National Urban League. The fourth annual issue features all-new stories from middle and high school students across the United States, covering various topics related to Black culture, history, and identity. “Each year, we have seen

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Meet Murrow: A New AI Tool that Helps Students Become Better Journalistic Writers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 4, 2023 EUGENE, Oregon – Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) has released “Murrow,” a beta version of a new free artificial intelligence chatbot in collaboration with Playlab.ai that coaches students in journalistic story development and writing.  Inspired by Edward R. Murrow, the acclaimed broadcast journalist who advocated for truth during the

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Journalistic Learning Initiative receives major award from the Scripps Family Impact Fund for Effective Communicators expansion

EUGENE, OR –– The Scripps Family Impact Fund has awarded Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) $540,333.34 in support of their Effective Communicators program. The grant will allow the program, which has benefited nearly 8,000 middle and high school students since 2015, to expand its reach to more states and accelerate its goal of promoting student achievement

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JOURNALISTIC LEARNING INITIATIVE RECEIVES $100,000 GIFT FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE FOUNDATION

June 15, 2022 (Eugene, OR) – Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) recently received a $100,000 grant from the Roundhouse Foundation—the legacy of Gert Boyle dedicated to supporting programs that inspire and connect people through creativity. JLI will use funds to onboard 100 teachers from rural areas in Oregon into its Effective Communicators Educator

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Black Student Magazine Second Edition Out Now

Eugene, OR. Feb 11, 2022   The Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) has unveiled its second edition of the Black Student Magazine, coinciding with Black History Month.  Created by Oregon and SW Washington middle and high school students, the printed full color, 40-page publication is available beginning February 15, 2022 at select Portland and

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We’re hiring!

JLI is hiring a Social Media Coordinator NOTE: We are no longer taking applications for this position. October 13, 2021 (Eugene, Ore.) – Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) is seeking a Social Media Coordinator to join its team. This position offers flexible hours and is 100% remote. About This Position: The Journalistic Learning Initiative seeks a

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Black Student Magazine Project Expanding

A Grant to Journalistic Learning Initiative from the Oregon Community Foundation is Extending the After School Project Throughout Oregon   June 15, 2021 (Eugene, Ore.) – The non-profit Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) recently received a $15,000 grant from the Fred W. Field Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to expand its successful Black Student Magazine

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