The Refinery29 News Fellows!
We are excited to announce a new video series coming to YouTube tomorrow — Truth Told. We are bringing these news videos to life through the Google News Initiative grant and six amazing Refinery29 fellows.
The Google News Initiative's primary aim is to foster and bolster trustworthy, accurate and sustainable journalism across a multitude of platforms. With a series of grants to media organizations — both traditional and new — they hope to invest in the creation of quality journalism and in turn help stem the flow of misinformation and disinformation that has become so pernicious on so many digital and social media platforms.
The grant to Refinery29 has been used to develop a fellowship program comprising of five recent journalism graduates. Together they form part of a production team that will create a series for the platform's YouTube channel. The series — entitled Truth Told — will tell relatable, reliable, and insightful news stories for young women. The stories will cover a diverse range of topics from abortion to polyamory to women working in the cannabis industry.