The SP2 Penn Top 10 Fellowship is designed to train students in how to produce solution-based journalism that drives social change around the ten topics written by authors for the SP2 Penn Top 10 Social Justice & Policy Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.
In the spring of 2012, Fostering Media Connections, a journalism non-profit based in Los Angeles, launched a class called Journalism for Social Change (J4SC) at the University of California, Berkeley. In March 2015, J4SC transitioned from an on-the-ground class into a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course.
Today, SP2 has partnered with Fostering Media Connections to offer Fellows a uniquely tailored variant of the Journalism for Social Change curriculum. Throughout the course, Fellows publish four articles to be featured on The Chronicle of Social Change, in order to create top notch journalism that will have an impact on social policy.