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Now More Than Ever The World Needs The School of Authentic Journalism

It is a time of deep social conflict in the United States, Mexico, and throughout much of the world.  Amid this conflict, The School of Authentic Journalism provides an effective laboratory where we study and teach how to communicate the objectives and stories of social movements that seek to transform the world, and our view of it, for the better. Our work is to tell stories - and help others tell their own stories - in ways that make movements stronger, more effective and victorious. But only with your support will the 2017 school be possible, and you can do so here. 

Mercedes Osuna teaches "Safety In Conflict Zones," one of the most popular and important sessions at the school.
Mercedes Osuna teaches "Safety In Conflict Zones," one of the most popular and important sessions at the school.

We have no endowment and our only financial support comes from readers and supporters to a nonprofit organization, The Fund for Authentic Journalism. We are a team of united individuals who share our ideas, knowledge, and our own time to train journalists to cover and support the struggles our world so desperately needs. 

Each year, the School of Authentic Journalism invites between 40 and 80 talented journalists and organizers to learn a unique form of struggle based on strategic media skills and nonviolent civil resistance. $30,000 is the minimum it costs to make a Spanish language session happen. However, if we raise $70,000, we'll be able to host a longer bilingual school in 2017 for English speakers too.

White House Grounds Breached After Secret Service Froze Officers’ Pay, Leaked Email Reveals

Intruder jumped multiple fences before being apprehended near a White House entrance

Por un periodismo trascendente que otorga prioridad a la narrativa social

By Argelia Valles Ramos


For a Transcendent Journalism That Gives Priority To Social Narrative

By Argelia Valles Ramos 

We Need Your Contribution To Keep The Heart Of The School Beating

By Maria Inés Taracena

School of Authentic Journalism, Generation 2016 

Necesitamos tu contribución para que el corazón de la Escuela siga latiendo

Por Maria Inés Taracena

Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico, Generación 2016

Me topé con la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico durante una época extraña de mi vida. El principio del 2016 fue interesante—una mezcla de frustración y melancolía al sentirme perdida en mi vida laboral y, por consiguiente, en mi vida personal. Para ese entonces ya había trabajado en el gremio periodístico durante casi cuatro años. Empecé ese camino con mucha ilusión y energía.

Una escuela para personas que creen que el mundo puede ir mejor

Por Memo Bautista 

Hace un año una amiga me envió por Facebook una convocatoria para ingresar a la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico. Hasta ese momento no conocía nada acerca de ese lugar, así que investigué un poco y llamó mi atención que podía recibir un taller sobre cómo cubrir movimientos sociales. Además no tendría costo porque los alumnos son becados.

A School For People That Believe The World Can Get Better

By Memo Bautista
A year ago, a friend sent me via Facebook a call for applications to the School of Authentic Journalism. Before then, I knew nothing about it. I did some research and it caught my attention that I could receive a course on how to cover social movements. And also, it would not cost anything because all students are granted a scholarship.

Ahora Más Que Nunca El Mundo Necesita El Periodismo Auténtico

Estamos viviendo tiempos de crisis social y política en México, Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo y en medio de este conflicto, la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico ofrece un espacio en el que se replantean las formas en que comunicamos los objetivos e h

Pending Lawsuit Seeks to Expose Trump’s Neo-Nazi Connections

US President Donald Trump Has Surrounded Himself With Advisors Who Are Sympathetic to White Supremacist Ideology

A lawsuit pending in federal court in Kentucky since this past April may shed some light on the oppressive executive orders issued recently by President Donald Trump that target refugees worldwide as well as immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The Donald and the Snitch

Donald Trump’s Business Empire Offered Mob-Linked FBI Informant a Target-Rich Environment

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s business relationship with a U.S. government informant named Felix Sater raises some interesting questions about what Trump knew and when he knew it — and whether Trump, at some point, also agreed to become an informant himself.

Trump Campaign Is Still Playing Russian Roulette With Foreign Policy

Post-Manafort, questions about the presidential candidate's Kremlin ties remain

Paul Manafort recently stepped down as campaign chairman for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. His departure came amid a swirl of media attention on his lobbying activities in support of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych — a Kremlin-backed strongman who was run out of office and fled to Russia in 2014 following civil protests.

Lawsuit Threatens to Expose Trump Campaign’s White Supremacist Links

The litigation, which has received scant media coverage, contends Trump is complicit in violence perpetrated by hate groups

Donald Trump’s Past Lobbying Exploits Paint a Picture of a Deft Washington Insider

Presidential Candidate’s Special Interest Appears to Be His Own Pocketbook, Public Records Show

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump paints himself as a people’s candidate who is a Washington outsider and a successful businessman beyond the reach of lobbyists and special interests. But he now has lobbyists advising his presidential campaign.

Licensing Scheme for Medical Marijuana Market May Be a Boon for the Black Market in Washington State

Critics contend current cap on new cannabis stores is too low and could force many patients to turn to back-alley providers

The state of Washington’s medical-marijuana industry has been in disarray since the passage of legislation last spring that calls for pushing businesses in that now-unregulated “grey market” into the state’s regulated recreational-cannabis market.