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The Missouri Journalism School’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) named Prison Journalism Project co-founder and co-executive director Yukari Kane as one of its eight 2021-2022 fellows.

March 4, 2021 — Yukari will be using her institutional fellowship to develop and test a framework for collaborative reporting projects with incarcerated men and women in prisons nationwide as part of her PJP work. 

Launched in 2004 with a grant of $31 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, RJI engages media professionals, scholars and other citizens in programs aimed at strengthening journalism in the service of democracy. It generates and tests new techniques and new thinking that promise to improve journalism.

Each year, RJI selects fellows with major projects aimed at enhancing the practice or understanding of journalism or advertising.

In addition to Yukari, the other fellows include Emma Carew Grovum, a newsroom consultant; Aaron Eaton, of The Philadelphia Tribune; Erin Hooley of The Chicago Tribune and Hannah Wise of The New York Times; Kate Abbey-Lambertz of Detour Detroit; Liz Bloomfield of Ripple Effect Images; and Sisi Wei of OpenNews.

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