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.

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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