The Hidden Crime: Covering Domestic Violence

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A Workshop for NYC-area Journalists

Sponsored by John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice, and the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

On May 22-23, 2018, John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice will hold the second of its special workshops aimed at bringing journalists covering justice, gender issues and related beats together with experts in the field of intimate partner violence. Up to 30 spaces are available for journalists to participate as Reporting Fellows in the two-day workshop, which will be held on the main John Jay campus at 524 W. 59th St.

Our first workshop, “Behind Closed Doors,” was held in October, 2016. Details available here.

For an early look at our agenda, please click here

The domestic violence reporting fellowship is one of the ongoing programs administered by the John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) to help journalists expand their evidence-based reporting on criminal justice topics. Successful applicants should be journalists in the tri-state area working for U.S.-based publications (print, online and broadcast outlets), who cover politics, government affairs, health, crime, police, courts, and related topics. Freelance journalists are also eligible to apply, as long as they fit program criteria. (See below.) Some reimbursement for travel and expenses is available.

Fellows will be selected through a competitive process. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any work-in-progress that will benefit from their participation.  Applications must also be accompanied by a reference letter from a senior editor or assigning editor. Fellows’ work may be cross-posted in The Crime Report, an online criminal justice news and resource network published by the CMCJ for the attention of a wider national audience. Selected Fellows will be required to attend both days of the conference, and will participate in webinars and receive an array of technical, research and other support from CMCJ staff and experts.

Applications should include:

  • A short (100-150) word biography.
  • A supporting letter from editor.

To apply, click here.

Questions?  Please contact Journalism Coordinator Megan Hadley at (513-833-4891) or; or CMCJ Center Coordinator Ricardo Martinez at (646) 557-5690 or

PLEASE NOTE: a limited number of spaces will be available for to the public. To register, please click here.

CMCJ is a member of the Research Consortium of John Jay College