Call for pitches: Black, indigenous or person of color (BiPOC) journalists

We are thrilled to announce that the Detroit Equity Action Lab Race and Justice Media Collaboration at Wayne State University is partnering with Planet Detroit to support freelance journalists from marginalized communities. 

We seek pitches from Black, indigenous, or people of color (BiPOC) journalists for reporting centered around environmental health issues facing Detroit’s communities of color.

We’re looking for stories that go beyond the surface and disrupt common narratives about Detroit’s marginalized communities. We’re especially interested in human stories that help us understand how environment and health challenges impact Detroiters’ lives, now and over generations, and how community knowledge can lead to solutions at the grassroots.

Pitches can take the form of a written feature, reported essay, explainer, or short documentary film. All work must be based in fact and include original reporting.

Journalists will be offered competitive rates, resources, and mentorship. Our hope is to contribute to the cultivation of a strong stable of local journalists of color.

Send short pitches, writing samples, and resume to Nina Ignaczak with the subject line: “PITCH: DEAL”

Please send pitches by July 9 EXTENDED TO MONDAY JULY 12.

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