Applications for support as well as donations to the fund are accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund (BJTRF), founded by Sonia Weiser in May 2020, is designed to provide financial assistance for Black journalists facing financial hardship who are unable to pay for the mental health support they need during this time. Black journalists are often asked to report on racial injustice – but newsrooms rarely provide resources to process the trauma they may incur.
BJTRF will consider supporting Black journalists globally who are employed full time, part-time, freelance, or as an intern; were laid off/furloughed due to COVID-19 or who quit due to harmful workplace practices; OR are former journalists suffering from lasting emotional or physical trauma from your time in the field. The fund is administered by the International Women’s Media Foundation.
Learn more about applying, or donating, to the BJTRF here.