Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Core to our mission: Serve everyone in our communities equally, completely, accurately and respectfully, by understanding, reflecting and projecting all points of view and life experiences.

Antisemitism briefing by the American Jewish Committee

We will discuss the history of antisemitism, where it comes from and its evolving nature. We will discuss how to recognize subtle and blatant forms of antisemitism so that reporters will be able to recognize it when they see it.

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  • Understanding the Fault Lines framework for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

    Jean Marie Brown of Texas Christian University and the Maynard Institute explores the Fault Lines themselves and reflect on how the framework has been used to shape Table Stakes challenges.

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  • Community engagement for underserved communities

    Q&A conversation about best practices, challenges and outcomes that emerge from engaging and including different communities in our conversations, newsletters and content.

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  • Ramadan Guidance for employees

    Here are some tips for an inclusive atmosphere for your Muslim colleagues.

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  • DEI tagging for editors and producers

    As your newsroom increases storytelling to reflect the communities we serve, what are best practices for tracking the content? Editors and producers are invited to join this session in which we will share revised tags to use for 2022 and what each tag means.

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  • Print design: Ethics and diversity

    The choices we make must be truthful, fair, balanced and complete. Each decision happens in the context of many other decisions, both in the same moment and over time.

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  • Diversity workshop series: Social fault lines

    Description: What are social fault lines and how do we question them, define them and report through them? Applications include: covering race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disabilities.

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  • Diversity and the newsroom: Tips for expanding coverage and supporting reporters of color

    The Columbus Dispatch’s Erica Thompson explores a few big stories and offers tips on advocating for diverse coverage and better support of reporters of color.

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  • Listening Events

    Engage diverse communities by hosting sessions.

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  • Content Diversity Dashboard

    Reveal gaps in coverage of underserved communities by mapping and tagging content.

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  • Pass the Mic

    Explore sources from underrepresented communities and add to the diversity of sourcing.

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  • Mobile Newsrooms

    Go into diverse communities to meet community members, listen to their voices and tell their stories.

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  • Digital Advisory Groups

    Leverage private social media groups to build relationships with new audiences.

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  • Public Safety Guidance

    Transform your coverage to repair relationships and earn trust with communities of color.

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  • Mapping tools that reveal inequalities in our communities

    This will use Census data and two new network tools: Diversity Dashboard and Pass the Mic, to see where stories land and how to cultivate follow ups with sources.

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  • Protected: Finding diverse sources

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  • Conducting a source audit and building a diverse source database

    You likely know the racial and ethnic makeup of your newsroom, but what about your sources? Let’s talk about why diverse sourcing is important, how to find out how well your sources represent your community and ideas on creating and retaining those sources.

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  • News values and judgment

    We tackle the fundamentals of what makes a story newsworthy, the essential practices of journalists and the shared values that differentiate journalism from other forms of content and storytelling.

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  • How to find diverse sources to build trust, better serve our readers and grow audience

    Enterprise reporters Romi Ruiz, Marc Ramirez and Jessica Guynn talk about how they work to build trust with diverse audiences and find story ideas about communities that represent different experiences in the United States.

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  • Finding diverse expert sources

    This session will show you how to use expert databases to find vetted sources, what to look for with “faux experts” and how to follow experts when they publish.

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  • How editors can support writers with mental health conditions

    It’s important for editors to allow for long-term adjustments that might wax and wane as a writer’s health fluctuates.

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  • Tracking diverse content for Black and Latino communities

    For more accurate diversity data, it’s critical to tag your content properly, and you need to understand what to tag and what not to tag.

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  • Diversifying our readership, content and workforce

    All 10 of our active Table Stakes challenges are, in their own ways, designed to help us diversity our staff, our content and our customer base. Rochester’s work over the last year gives us a sturdy platform on which to build. In this conversation, we looked at what Rochester achieved, what obstacles they still face and how any of the other 10 challenges might lead to our next big breakthrough in pursuit of diversity and inclusion.

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  • Prioritizing diversity in retention and promotion

    Tennessean editor Michael Anastasi, a longtime champion of investing in diversity in all respects, led a discussion on nurturing careers with a special focus on diversity.

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  • Accuracy, depth and respect: What to know when reporting on trans people and their stories

    Language is powerful. How we use terms, categories and concepts in our coverage matter a lot — especially to people who often been denied control over the language used to describe them.

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  • Managing bias

    This 20-minute on-demand training defines unconscious bias, the science behind it, how it can influence behavior, and the impact it can have in everyday scenarios.

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  • Maintaining our commitment to diversity amid the pandemic

    Sisi Wei, Keith Woods and Bill Church meet to discuss how our organizations can maintain their commitment to diversity and inclusion amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Office hours: Fault Lines, coronavirus and your challenges

    With guests from the Maynard Institute, we open the lines for questions and comments regarding our challenges at this time.

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  • Protected: How Table Stakes projects are helping reach overlooked communities

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  • Fault Lines: diversity, equity and inclusion

    The Maynard Insitute, backed by a grant from the Knight Foundation, will help our journalists see where coverage could improve across socioeconomic status, geography, race, gender and other fault lines.

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  • Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism

    USA TODAY’s Mabinty Quarshie interviewed Wanda Lloyd, former Montgomery Advertiser editor and 2019 inductee into the NABJ Hall of Fame, on her recent book: “Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism.”

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  • How to fight racism and not get fired from your mainstream media job

    The Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists hosted a webinar titled “How to fight racism and not get fired from your mainstream media job.”

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