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 and online news sites.  Hundreds of immigrant 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 immigrant voters 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 on the air and online.
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, Buzzfeed, The Associated Press, WHYY, WDET, PRI, 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.  Other Fi2W alumni teach at colleges and universities where they use methods developed by Feet in 2 Worlds help to 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 Huffington Post, The Nation, NPR’s The Salt, Yes Magazine!, Slate, 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 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 was broadcast on public radio stations across the U.S. and won the Society of Professional Journalists’ New America Award.

Mission Statement

Feet in 2 Worlds (Fi2W) is an independent media outlet, journalism training program, and launchpad for emerging immigrant journalists and media makers of color. Our work brings positive and meaningful change to America’s newsrooms and has a broader impact on how immigration is reported and the ethnic and racial composition of news organizations.
John Rudolph

I'm thankful for the amazing team that keeps this going!

John Rudolph

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. Our parent organization, the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, does not participate in our editorial decision-making.

Since our founding in 2005, 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.

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 diverse immigrant backgrounds and provide them a platform to showcase their work.

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Now, more than ever, it is vitally important that immigrant perspectives are represented in America’s news media.

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