New Economies Reporting Project (NERP)

2019-2020 New Economies Reporting Fellowship

The Progressive Vision for a New Economy: How Are We Going to Pay for It?

New Economy Coalition is pleased to announce the third year of its New Economies Reporting Project fellowship. Starting in October 2019, 10 - 15 reporting fellows will receive training in solutions-based reporting on the economy. Applications are now open!

From the Green New Deal to Medicare For All to Universal Basic Income, the latest wave of progressive proposals each aim to solve significant problems through re-envisioning our economy. Even as popular support grows for more radical change, these big ideas for social programs often are defeated in the public arena because of a single, powerful question: how are we going to pay for it?

This year, the New Economies Reporting Project will support journalists who want to tackle this question head-on. Over the course of eight months, New Economies Reporting fellows will meet monthly and receive personalized briefings from grassroots experts on different topics related to the theme of financial solutions. All fellows will receive travel grants to attend the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy, an annual conference of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives in Baltimore, October 17 - 20. At the conference, fellows will meet each other and receive a full-day of training on how to report from a solutions-perspective from experts in solutions journalism. Fellows will also receive a $1,000 stipend to honor their time in the program. 

This fellowship is designed for reporters who care deeply about economic solutions. It is not a training for or about business reporting. We seek reporters who follow a news beat, reporters who focus on underserved communities, and reporters who employ a racial justice lens in their work. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of paid reporting experience. We encourage reporters of color to apply.

This fellowship will serve to educate reporters in cross-sector solutions-based reporting and to produce solutions-based stories about financing new economic ideas that will empower readers looking to understand how they can make a difference in a moment of great cynicism and fear. This project is a collaboration between the New Economy Coalition, Jo Ellen Kaiser (formerly of The Media Consortium), and the Solutions Journalism Network, and is generously supported by grants from the Park Foundation and New Visions Foundation.

Meet the fellows!


2018-2019 Climate Solutions

The climate crisis is already being felt by communities around the world everyday, disproportionately so by those who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized.

The good news is that there are real solutions led by those on the frontlines of building an equitable and democratic future. There is a bottom-up approach to addressing climate change and it’s happening right now all across the country and the world. Although the stakes couldn’t be higher, the climate crisis should be understood not only as a threat but also an opportunity to chart a different course -- a just transition to a new economy.

The New Economy Coalition and the Media Consortium (TMC) are proud to announce the New Economies Reporting Project‘s 2018 Climate Solutions Fellows:

Alex Lubben, Freelance Journalist (Vice, etc)
Alexandra Tempus, The Progressive
Ankita Anand, Freelance Journalist in India
Anna Buss, Free Speech TV & KPFK
Audrea Lim, Freelance Journalist
Dharna Noor, The Real News Network
Eillie Anziliotti, Fast Company
Jennifer Hsu, WNYC
Jesenia De Moya, Philadelphia Media Network
Karen Cruz Orduna, CBS News
Kateri Zuni, Generation Justice
Lyndsey Gilpin, Freelance Journalist (Southerly, Huff Post, etc)
Salaam Green, Freelance Journalist in Alabama
Sarah Craig, KQED

Fellows were chosen from a pool of over 60 applicants and selected through a judging process anchored by veteran journalists Oscar Perry Abello of Next City and Kate Aronoff of The Intercept as well as Jo Ellen Kaiser of The Media Consortium.

The goal of this year's fellowship is to lift up regional, local, and national climate solutions and connect those solutions to the need and possibility for systemic change. The 2018 cohort was able to meet at New Economy Coalition biennial conference, CommonBound, and participate in a Solutions Journalism workshop led by Carolyn Robinson of the Solutions Journalism Network.


2017 Inaugural Fellowship

The biggest news story right now is one that is not being reported: the emergence of a New Economy that “meets human needs, enhances the quality of life and allows us to live in balance with nature.” Building on the history of solidarity economy organizing, the social venture movement, the environmental movement, and the many movements for racial and economic justice, the New Economy movement envisions a just transition to a better and stronger social, cultural and economic system.

New Economy Coalition is supporting reporters in telling that story through the New Economies Reporting Project (NERP). This project is a collaboration with The Media Consortium and The Laura Flanders Show and is supported in part by the Park Foundation and New Visions Foundation.

Our New Economies Reporting Project fellows for Summer/Fall 2017 are:

Deonna Anderson, Next City
Sarah Aziza, Waging Nonviolence
Emma Eisenberg, freelancer
Ayşe Gürsöz, Indigenous Rising Media
Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo, In These Times
R. J. Lozado, Making Contact
Suzanne Pajot Porter, Public News Service
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
Cirien Saadeh, The Uptake
Mary Turck, The Uptake
Lewis Wallace, Scalawag

Read their full bios here. Below find the schedule of our inaugural program and here is a recap of the articles produced.

June 7, 2017: An Introduction to the New Economy (recording available-- nati [at] neweconomy.net (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))
July 27, 2017: Financing the New Economy (recording available-- nati [at] neweconomy.net (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))
October 5, 2017: Rebel Cities (recording available-- nati [at] neweconomy.net (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))
October 26, 2017: Alternatives to Disaster Capitalism (recording available-- nati [at] neweconomy.net (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))
November 29, 2017: Solutions to the Housing Crisis (recording available-- nati [at] neweconomy.net (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))
December 20, 2017: Cooperators of All Colors (recording available-- nati [at] neweconomy.net (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))