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Impact Entrepreneur aims to help build and elevate a global community of impact-fluent writers, journalists, and visual storytellers adept at covering the ever-evolving impact economy. In support of these goals, IE has launched the Impact Journalism Institute (IJI). IJI’s mission is to build the field of impact journalism and provide world-class training that advances impact-fluency among journalists, amplifies diverse voices, and fosters quality, space-specific storytelling. The Institute also seeks to provide fellowships and other support to Correspondents to establish impact journalism as a viable career path.
Initially, the IJI is open to IE Magazine contributors, including Correspondents, Content Partners, and Columnists. IE Magazine requires that Correspondents complete the IJI orientation and attend regular online meetings and additional trainings as they are available. In later stages, IJI will be developing initiatives that serve the impact space more broadly.
IJI’s initial trainings cover several foundational topics. Trainings are conducted virtually with expert instructors and recorded. Recordings and other materials are shared and archived on the IJI training portal. Correspondents are required to complete all core trainings.
IE envisions expanding the IJI training to:
Cover additional topics within the broader impact economy, led by experts from the field to develop a richer ‘impact journalism’ curriculum for Magazine contributors (see Examples of Additional Trainings below)
Expand IJI trainings to the broader community of stakeholders
Examples of additional trainings wil include such topics as:
There are many ways to support the mission of the IJI: