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Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Journalism: What Funders Can Do

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October 16, 2019

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to fostering robust American journalism that supports a healthy democracy. The failure of newsrooms to fully reflect their communities, to build a culture of inclusion that supports and retains diverse staff, and to foster equitable models of reporting that reflect the truth of people’s lived experiences is undermining trust in media and risking the sustainability of the press.

Foundations can play a role in addressing these concerns, but too often funders have exacerbated these problems through grantmaking that reinforces inequalities. Funders must therefore urgently refocus their efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as the right thing to do, both morally and strategically.

Learn more and take action

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Journalism: What Funders Can Do provides clear steps funders can take to refocus their efforts. Additionally, we’ve commissioned the development of a set of tools to help you put what you’ve learned into practice. You can find these at the links below.