PJP received the Community Champion Award in the small newsroom division at the 2022 INNYs

September 22, 2022 — Prison Journalism Project (PJP), a national initiative that trains incarcerated writers to be journalists and publishes their stories, has received the Community Champion Award in the small newsroom division from the Institute of Nonprofit News (INN) for its printed newspaper PJPxInside.

Designed by Cait Palmiter and edited by PJP Director Kate McQueen, PJPxInside was lauded as “a model for other marginalized communities.”

PJP was one of 28 individuals and news organizations out of over 400 entries to be honored by the 2022 Nonprofit News Awards or INNYs. PJP Co-Founder and Executive Director Yukari Kane received honorable mention for the Nonprofit Newcomer of the Year category.

About Prison Journalism Project

Prison Journalism Project is a national, independent, nonpartisan initiative that trains incarcerated writers in the tools of journalism and helps them reach an outside audience via their own publication as well as through partnerships with mainstream media organizations.


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Teresa Tauchi

Teresa is serves as PJP's director of product and marketing.

She is a marketing professional with over 25 years of experience helping entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, start-ups, small businesses, high-tech corporations, arts organizations and non-profits with writing, editing and design projects. She has previously worked for several start-ups, as well as Adobe Systems, Inc. and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She holds a B.A. in economics from U.C. Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.