The Center on Media, Crime and Justice, housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, encourages and develops high-quality reporting on criminal justice through workshops, conferences, reporting grants and fellowships. Staffed by working journalists, the Center publishes The Crime Report, a daily online source for criminal justice news and resources.
This grant will support The Center on Media, Crime and Justice in its efforts to bring 15 journalists from Mexico and Central America to the United States for a two-day conference aimed at improving their capability to do investigative reporting at home. Participants will learn about current challenges in the U.S. justice system and the skills, techniques and methods used by U.S. journalists to report on criminal justice to bring transparency and accountability to the system. In addition, they will have the opportunity to explore the innovative practices and programs that have been developed here at the local and national levels for addressing crime. Through this workshop the Center hopes to provide Latin American reporters with the tools for more in-depth reporting on crime in the region.