Fostering Media Connections

Fostering Media Connections

Fostering Media Connections is a nonprofit news organization that seeks to reform the child welfare system through solution-oriented journalism.

Connecting the Stories to Systems

Fostering Media Connections

Fostering Media Connections operates three primary programs dedicated to elevating the stories and experiences of youth involved with the foster and/or juvenile justice systems. The Chronicle of Social Change is the organization's flagship news site that works strategically to encourage other news outlets to share the stories it publishes to increase public and political support for reforms. Fostering Families Today, the organization's second project, is a bi-monthly print and online magazine. The magazine serves a readership of resource families and kinship caregivers in order to ensure that they receive up-to-date information regarding trauma-informed care practices. Fostering Media Connections' third program, the Youth Voice Program, provides training in journalism for youth involved in the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems. The organization has been widely recognized by groups, such as the National Association of Social Workers, for its critical work at the intersection of social work, activism, and journalism.

GRoW Support

2018

General Operating Support