In 2022, we launched the Southerly Community Reporting Fellowship—a paid 12-week remote program for a cohort to learn community journalism principles and news reporting skills to help meet each of their communities’ information needs, as well as share resources and ideas across the region to address challenges together.

This first cohort is focused on disaster prep, response, and recovery.

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Resources: 2022 fellowship

Syllabus This is the master syllabus from our first reporting cohort. Videos Video resources coming soon! Readings Below is a list of reading materials we’ve shared with our first cohort, chosen by workshop leaders. If you have readings you’d recommend, please add to our list! Community Journalism + Ethics Public Records/FOIA Interviewing Writing + Editing…

The Southwest Louisiana Journal

Documenters in Calcasieu Parish publish meeting notes and information on budgets and public records relevant to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.