NYTSJI

Follow in the footsteps of some of the best and brightest young journalists by applying to The New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

Participants must be either enrolled college students (or December or May graduates) who are members of these leading national organizations focused on diversity: the National Association of…

Mubarak Soulemane’s family tried to assure that his schizophrenia did not define his life. But one day, while he was in a manic episode, his family said, a police shooting took his life.

This article is a project from The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a professional development program…

They say their sons were tortured by Chicago police officers. Now, they’re pushing for justice and the abolition of the police.

This video is a project from The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a professional development program for collegiate journalists.

By Christopher Vazquez

After Rosemary Cade’s son was incarcerated, she joined Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity, a Chicago-based organization that works with mothers and caregivers affected by police violence.

The organization advocates for the abolition of prison and the police. Its members, however, have a diverse range of ideas around abolition and justice. These mothers and the organization’s leaders grapple with complex questions about how to confront a criminal justice system they believe has failed them.

Read more about Christopher Vazquez and his work.

“My goal is to produce work that is impactful and can service both the people that I’m covering and the people engaging with my work.”

By Shiyu Xu

During the summer before his junior year of high school, Christopher Vazquez walked around his neighborhood in Kendall in Miami with his…

Her primary passion is to focus on people who are not covered by the mainstream media. “I do believe that everyone has a story to tell.”

By Priyanka Suryaneni

A multimedia journalist passionate about telling the stories of “everyday people,” Shiyu Xu realized her life calling early in her childhood.

She plans to pursue personal projects on issues such as environmental justice and immigration going forward.

By Camilla Forte

When she was in her early teens, Rosa Amanda Tuirán was gifted an old 35-millimeter film camera her mother dug out of a closet. …

She aims to produce visuals that illustrate people-centered stories.

By Haiyun Jiang

“I remember my childhood through photos,” says Yehyun Kim, sitting on the other side of a Zoom call in her office chair. …

The police have been the first responders to mental crisis calls. But cities are seeking better ways to bring in mental health professionals.

This article is a project from The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a professional development program for collegiate journalists.

By Yehyun Kim

There were no sirens…

NYTSJI

The New York Times Student Journalism Institute is run by The New York Times in partnership with the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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