The Institute for Justice and Journalism is dedicated to strengthening journalism about social justice issues by providing trainings, funding story projects and developing digital tools.
In recent years, programs have included:
IJJ was created in 2000 with Ford Foundation funding and was housed at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. In 2009, IJJ became an independent nonprofit based in Oakland, Calif.
Phuong Ly, a former Washington Post reporter and Knight journalism fellow at Stanford, has been executive director since September 2012. She was the recipient of a 2009 IJJ fellowship, which she used to produce a lengthy story about a Dreamer attending Georgetown, published in the Washington Post Sunday magazine.