Pathways

We are making newsrooms more diverse and inclusive.

Just 7 percent of the journalism industry workforce is Hispanic/Latinx, compared to 18.5 percent of the U.S. population and 29 percent of the Chicago population. Similarly, just 7 percent of news employees are Black, compared to 13 percent of the U.S. population. 

Borderless provides pathways for emerging journalists from immigrant and other marginalized communities to report on immigration and learn from professional journalists. We mentor emerging journalists through internships, fellowships and one-off projects. Our award-winning team gives mentees comprehensive training in interviewing, writing, research and visual storytelling.

In 2021, we will spend close to 1,000 hours mentoring and training young BIPOC journalists. Pathways alumni have gone on to work for places like NPR, Apple News, NBC News and U.S. News & World Report.

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