Journalism + Design is a lab at The New School dedicated to nurturing a resilient free press for the future.

Through partnerships, public curricula and hands-on mentorship we build pathways for more people – and more kinds of people – to participate in their local news ecosystems.

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Community News Networks

Journalism + Design partners with community colleges and local media to expand access to the tools of journalism, strengthen civic engagement and build news hubs for more people to participate in sharing high-quality stories and information.

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Systems Thinking for Journalists

To better equip journalists to tell complex stories and engage collaboratively with their communities, Journalism + Design provides resources and workshops on systems thinking and design to journalists around the world. Anyone can access our systems thinking toolkit for free here.

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Wicked Problems

Informing all of Journalism + Design’s work is research and analysis using systems thinking and complexity science frameworks to develop a 20,000-foot perspective.

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Resources for Educators

Journalism + Design creates playful and free curricula and pedagogical materials for anyone looking to teach relevant 21st century journalism.

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