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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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New Course To Teach Rural Oregon Students Effective Communication

Journalistic Learning Initiative Partners with Bi-Mart to Offer 20 Schools Novel Effective Communicators Course March 9, 2021 (Eugene, Ore.) – The Oregon-based non-profit Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) has teamed with longtime Northwest retailer Bi-Mart to offer new programming to 20 rural schools in the retailer’s Oregon service area. Under the partnership, rural middle and high

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First Black Student Magazine Unveiled

Journalistic Learning Initiative—in Partnership with Oregon’s Lane Education Service District—Publishes One-of-Kind Student Magazine February 18, 2021 (Eugene, Ore.) – In time for Black History Month, Lane Education Service District (Lane ESD) and its partner, the Oregon-based non-profit Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI), have unveiled the first Black Student Magazine! The full-color 28-page magazine is available at

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Free Instructional Resources Available for Educators

Journalistic Learning Initiative Offers Video Interviews, Study Guides to Stimulate Reflection, Writing October 13, 2020 (Eugene, Ore.) – New instructional resources are available online for middle and high school educators, thanks to the Journalistic Learning Initiative, an Oregon-based nonprofit empowering students to find their voice through storytelling. With two of its student reporters—sophomores at Junction

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New Staff Member For Journalistic Learning Initiative

Seasoned Fundraising/Development Professional Joins Team August 4, 2020 (Eugene, Ore.) – Journalistic Learning Initiative, an Oregon-based nonprofit empowering students to find their voice through storytelling, welcomes new staff member Glenda Gordon as Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships. Gordon was previously philanthropy and events manager for Holt International Children’s Services, leading a team managing annual galas.

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New Board Member For Journalistic Learning Initiative

Former Oregon Senator and Superintendent for Public Instruction Joins Team July 23, 2020 (Eugene, Ore.) – Journalistic Learning Initiative, a 10-year-old nonprofit empowering students to find their voice through storytelling, welcomes new board member Susan Castillo. Castillo recently retired as vice president of the west region for Project Lead The Way, where she managed a

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Calendar Alert: Interview with Iowa Caucus Photojournalist

Covering the Iowa Caucus: Middle/High School Students/Teachers Can Engage with a Middle America Photojournalist via Free and Interactive JLILive   WHAT: Few people know the presidential hopefuls like photojournalist Andy Abeyta. Abeyta is a staff photojournalist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he has covered every major presidential contender participating in

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Calendar Alert: Interview with California Wildfire Reporter

Middle/High School Students/Teachers Can Engage with a Chico Journalist   WHAT: How do you track down sources to cover a fast-moving wildfire and its aftermath? What environmental and human issues arise in recovery? What credentialing does a journalist need to be assigned the wildfire beat? Chico Enterprise-Record Reporter Camille von Kaenel will be interviewed by

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Calendar Alert: Interview with Washington Post Senior Product Designer in February

Middle/High School Students/Teachers Can Engage with a Washington Post Senior Product Designer via Free and Interactive JLI Live WHAT: What is data visualization? How does a news app benefit readers? What is the future of digital journalism? Washington Post Senior Product Designer Jason Bernert will be interviewed by Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) Executive Director Ed

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Calendar Alert: New York Times Graphics and Multimedia Editor Interview on Election Day

Middle and High School Students and Their Teachers Can Engage for Free with a New York Times Graphics and Multimedia Editor on Election Day via JLI Live   WHAT: How does visual journalism bolster stories in an era when credibility is often questioned? Oregon Native, University of Oregon Graduate, and New York Times Graphics and

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