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Level Up Workshops and Trainings

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Through Level Up: Transformative Education for Journalists, we offer the following interactive online trainings and workshops for journalists and newsrooms.

Each module is 60-120 minutes depending on the needs of the group. If you are interested in collaborating with Press On to bring these trainings and workshops to your newsroom or community, please fill out this brief informational survey.


Audience: Anyone interested in the history and future of “movement journalism.” 

What is “movement journalism”? 

And yet, we know that journalism remains a key part of social change and liberation: It can provide organizers and communities with actionable information that helps catalyze change. Journalism is more important than ever, especially in the South.

At Press On, we believe that how we do this reporting work matters. It is not enough to report about oppressed communities, we must enable reporting by and for oppressed people, shifting from a “diversity and inclusion” model to an approach that centers justice and liberation at every level.

We refer to this practice as movement journalism.



Audience: People who wish to deepen their analysis of the relationship between power and identity, the history of oppression and how both relates to the field of journalism. Ideal for people currently working in journalism, journalism education, or journalism funding and infrastructure. 

Understanding Identity and Power

New Faces in Broken Places: Why Diversity is Not Enough  

Examining Oppression in Journalism

How Journalists Resist Oppression, Historically and Today

Beyond the “Objectivity” Myth in Journalism 


Audience: Journalists looking for deeper understanding and action steps to do responsible reporting and write stories that matter. Ideal for people currently working in journalism or journalism education, or aspiring journalists. 

The Ethics of “Movement Journalism” 

Ethical Reporting on Police Violence and Black-Led Resistance  

Anti-oppressive language in the newsroom

Parachute journalism and reporting on communities you’re not a part of 

We tell our own stories: Doing Journalism in Your Own Community 

Interviewing With An Anti-oppression Lens 

Journalism After Coronavirus 

Shifting the Narrative through Journalism 


Audience: Journalists ready to take action to change environments, structures, and systems. Ideal for people currently working in journalism, journalism education, or journalism funding and infrastructure.

How to Start Your Own Outlet 

Tactics for Addressing Toxic Newsroom Culture

Standing Up for Justice In Your Newsroom (Community Organizing 101 for Journalists) 

Worker Solidarity 101 for Journalists 


Audience: Journalists, communicators, and movement-builders. Journalism experience is not required. This will periodically be offered as a training series geared towards social justice activists at sliding-scale rates.

Podcasting for the Movement  

How to Structure a Social Justice Podcast 

Writing for Radio and Podcast 

How to Conduct Amazing Podcast and Radio Interviews 

Audio Editing 101 

Audio Editing 201 

Podcast Budget, Fundraising, and Distribution for Movement-Builders