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 the magazine evolve, showcasing young voices, diverse perspectives, stories, and achievements,” JLI’s Executive Director Ed Madison writes. “This year’s edition is no exception; it is filled with thought-provoking articles and inspiring features that reflect the rich tapestry of Black culture and identity.”

The 2024 issue’s cover story focuses on the 60th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, which took place this past August. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center and George Washington University, Black Student Magazine facilitated a youth field reporting workshop, where a dozen participating students from D.C.’s Calvin Coolidge and Jackson-Reed (formerly Woodrow Wilson) High Schools took to the Lincoln Memorial to interview subjects, capture photo and video content, and reflect on the historic event’s lasting impact. 

Black Student Magazine is an interactive online publication produced annually with participation from Black students nationwide and overseen by JLI’s Director of Student Publications, Jael Calloway. Students from Oregon, Texas, California, Arizona, Tennessee, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. contributed this year. The project is designed to amplify seldom-heard viewpoints in celebration of Black culture. Black Student Magazine is part of JLI’s growing Black Student Media Project, furthering the organization’s mission to empower student voice and improve academic outcomes through project-based storytelling. 

This issue of Black Student Magazine is presented with support from Hoffman Construction (National Sponsor), The Collins Foundation (Black Equity Movement Grant), Dropbox (Supporting Sponsor), and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (Supporting Sponsor). 

The issue can be accessed digitally on JLI’s website, at, or directly at

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