The Journalism Department frequently partners with Renaissance Journalism and Storytelling Center, which sponsors strategic media projects addressing equity and social justice initiatives.
Founded by Prof. Jon Funabiki, the center sponsors fellowship programs, training activities and other events locally and nationally. A number of faculty members have been involved in such Renaissance Journalism projects as the Vietnam Reporting Project, LearningLAB, Reporting and Understanding Displacement Media Briefing and Imperial Valley Youth Voices summer workshop. Renaissance Journalism was founded in 2009 by Prof. Jon Funabiki. For more information, see www.renjournalism.org