Freedomways Reporting Residency

The Freedomways Reporting Residency is a program for journalists and storytellers in the U.S. South whose work serves to advance justice. In an effort to strengthen journalism driven by people who are building power within marginalized and oppressed communities, the program prioritizes women of color and LGBTQ+ people of color as participants.

We named this program in homage to the journal “Freedomways,” which published the work of journalists, artists, thinkers, and organizers who were integral to the Black freedom movement from 1961 until 1985. Freedomways participants receive mentorship and technical support to produce a series of stories that are rooted in relationships with social movements and communities on the frontlines of struggle.