RAND x Poynter

Custom policy education for journalists

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As part of its NextGen Initiative, RAND is proud to partner with the nonprofit Poynter Institute, a global leader dedicated to journalistic excellence, to develop innovative educational opportunities for journalists. Through unique programming, RAND experts will break down the process of research and analysis and discuss how global and domestic policy issues affect the audiences that journalists serve.

Policy Matters: A Poynter-RAND Masterclass

In July 2022, more than two dozen journalists, mainly reporters who are fact-checkers, will participate in an inaugural masterclass in Washington, D.C. This day-long session will feature RAND researchers discussing the research process, data analytics methods, and important issues such as gun policy, Russian disinformation, and U.S. competition with China.

Policy Education for Emerging Journalists

RAND experts will be featured in the curriculum for the 2022–23 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship, which blends educational opportunities with work experience to help emerging journalists accelerate their careers. RAND experts will discuss a wide range of policy-focused topics—from the details of policymaking, to the importance of civic engagement and literacy, to understanding health inequities.

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