The Facebook Journalism Project will provide funding for 9 emerging journalists recruited by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) to participate in year-long fellowships in the newsrooms of IFCN-certified fact-checking organizations in the US.
Fellows will be provided with training opportunities throughout the year by NABJ and CrowdTangle, a public insights tool from Facebook to aid professional development.
“One of the ways we support the fact-checking ecosystem is through fellowship programs in partnership with organizations around the world,” said Keren Goldshlager, Integrity Partnerships at Facebook. “We’re excited to partner with NABJ in the US to help promote diversity within the fact-checking industry.”
“NABJ is proud to partner with the Facebook Journalism Project and our host organizations to offer our members an impactful opportunity to help diversify the fact-checking sector of the news industry,” said NABJ’s president, Dorothy Tucker. “Now more than ever, with misinformation on the rise, it is important that Black journalists play a role in ensuring that factual information is reported not only about our communities, but also the policies, people, and decisions that impact us on an everyday basis. As we have always said at NABJ, diversity, and inclusion must be a priority in all spaces of America’s newsrooms. This fellowship has the potential to help lead the industry in pivoting toward making this a reality.”