Just Media Inc
JustMedia is an open-access online platform that catalogs, preserves, and centralizes media content related to criminal justice.
JustMedia prioritizes the leadership of people directly impacted by the criminal justice system, including incarcerated individuals, returning citizens, and their communities, and people who are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives. Given the stark racial disparity in mass incarceration, JustMedia’s staff and Board are largely comprised of people of color. In more broadly considering people who have been excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives, we intentionally consider race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and agency in making decisions around Board development and staff hiring. JustMedia has already cultivated an intersectional community and expects to hire new staff members from our community through competitive processes with a view toward equity. JustMedia has maintained partnerships, developed media literacy focused curriculum, facilitated workshops, and sustained relationships with those utilizing our database and resources.
Throughout the last year, we were able to grow our archive database from 719 films on our to 1,264 films. Additionally, we have created several resource videos that serve as navigation tools for visitors as they are researching our database. We have been able to train lawyers, advocates, educators, and filmmakers on how to use our archive using these videos and presentations.