Feet in 2 Worlds tells the stories of today’s immigrants

Since our founding in 2004, Feet in 2 Worlds has brought the work of immigrant journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio, podcasts and online news sites.  Hundreds of journalists have gone through our unique and highly successful training programs — including fellowships, workshops, and internships — enhancing their skills and advancing their careers.

Our areas of special interest include food in immigrant communities, the impact of Covid on immigrants, climate change, the role of immigrants and immigration in U.S. elections, and arts and culture.

We produce podcasts, an online magazine and digital stories, and work with a range of media partners to ensure our journalism reaches a wide and diverse audience online and on the air.  We support efforts to use nontraditional platforms to distribute news and information and combat misinformation aimed at immigrant audiences.

There is a direct connection between the training and mentoring we offer and the success of Fi2W alumni. Following their fellowships many have gone on to jobs at leading news outlets across the U.S. including WNYC, The New York Times, StoryCorps, The Associated Press, WHYY, WDET, and many others. Some former Fi2W fellows and trainees have used their training to create and improve news outlets that serve audiences in the Latino, Filipino, Pakistani and Nepalese immigrant communities, among others.  Fi2W alumni also teach at colleges and universities where they use methods developed by Feet in 2 Worlds to help shape the next generation of journalists.

Fi2W stories have appeared on WNYC, WDET, NPR’s Here and Now, PRX’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, and in numerous online news outlets such as Slate, Yes! Magazine,  palabra from NAHJ, Huffington Post, The Nation, NPR’s The Salt,  Africa Is a Country and Latino Rebels. We host live events, in person and online.

Fi2W journalism has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Ippies Awards, honoring excellence in New York’s ethnic and community media, and the Asian American Podcasters Association for our podcast A Better Life?  Individual awards have come from the Nonprofit News Awards from the Institute for Nonprofit News, IACP (the International Association of Culinary Professionals) for the Food in 2 Worlds podcast series, the AP of Michigan, and the Association of Food Journalists.

Fi2W works with reporters, editors and producers from a broad range of immigrant communities as well as students at The New School, the University of North Carolina,  NYU, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan. PR, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Our very first effort was a one-hour radio documentary called ‘Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City’ broadcast in May 2005.  It aired on public radio stations across the U.S. and won the Society of Professional Journalists’ New America Award.

Feet in 2 Worlds, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

Mission Statement

Feet in 2 Worlds (Fi2W) empowers immigrant journalists and documents the construction of a new American identity.  We center immigrant voices and voices from communities of color. Our work brings meaningful and lasting change to the journalists we mentor and work with, our partners, and our audience.

Editorial Policy

Feet in 2 Worlds is an independent news organization and retains full authority over its editorial content. 

Our news judgments are made independently and are not based on or influenced by donors.

Since our founding in 2004, we have always upheld the highest level of journalistic ethics and practices. We cede no right of review or influence over any of our editorial content.

We are dedicated to reflecting the diversity of communities we serve in our staff and contributors, as well as in our editorial choices and priorities.

We disclose our donors and key stakeholders on our website.

Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services, actions or opinions.

We recognize and appreciate that our nonprofit model relies on donations and that our donors expect us to retain our independent editorial judgment and scrupulous adherence to journalist standards, as do our media and academic partners and our readers and listeners.

Awards

Our talented team has won multiple awards:

2022 INN Nonprofit News Insight Award For Explanatory Journalism for ‘A Better Life?’, Season 2.
 
2021 Atlanta Press Club award – ‘Searching for Solace‘ by Zulekha Nathoo for ‘A Better Life?’.
 
2021 Golden Crane Award from the Asian American Podcasters Association in the category of Society & Culture for ‘A Better Life?‘, Season 2.
 
2020 Golden Crane Award from the Asian American Podcasters Association for Best COVID Coverage for ‘A Better Life?‘, Season 1.
 
2017 Ippies Award (third place) for Between Fear and Hope – Young Immigrants in Post-Election America.
 
2015 Award from the Association of Food Journalists for ‘La Comida de los Cocineros‘.
 

2014 Ippies Award in the Best Audio category for ‘Remembering Srini, a Leader in a Hidden Part of New York‘ by Ramaa Reddy Raghavan (first place) and ‘What’s in an Accent? Both Opportunity and Barriers for Immigrant Actresses‘ by Sara Loscos, John Rudolph and Jocelyn Gonzales (second place).

2014 Ippies Award in the Best Multimedia Project category for ‘What I Carried‘, A New Collection of Immigration Stories From Fi2W and Cowbird (first place).

2013 IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Digital Media Award for the Food in 2 Worlds podcast.
 
2010 Ippies Award in the Best Audio category for ‘Hard, Dirty, Work: Latinos Clean Up The Gulf of Mexico‘ By Annie Correal.
 
2007 New America Award (first place) from the Society of Professional Journalists for Polish Immigrants in a Changing City.
 
2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award (first place) for Public Service in Radio Journalism for ‘Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City‘.
 
2005 New America Award (first place)  from the Society of Professional Journalists for Feet in 2 Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City
 
 

It Matters Who Tells The Story

Our commitment is to bring greater diversity and new voices to the nation’s newsrooms. We train, mentor, hire and support journalists from immigrant backgrounds and provide them a platform to showcase their work.

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