New Economies Reporting Project

Aaron Tanaka of NEC member Boston Ujima Project.


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.


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] (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] (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))
October 5, 2017: Rebel Cities (recording available-- nati [at] (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] (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] (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] (subject: I%20want%20to%20get%20the%20June%207%20Intro%20to%20New%20Economies%20recording) (inquire here))