February 22, 2017
A List of More Than 50 Organizations Working on Inclusion in Media
This is an excerpt from The State of Diversity in the Media: A Field Analysis on DemocracyFund.org.
The Democracy Fund recently completed a field analysis of organizations working to support and expand diversity and inclusivity in media. The goal of this effort was to better map and understand the broader field and identify new ways to change the systems that shape our media. We’ve shared highlights from analysis and our process over at DemocracyFund.org.
We have identified more than 50 organizations that have a strong commitment, mission, or purpose to expand diversity in the media and build newsrooms that reflect their communities. These 50 organizations can provide many services to legacy and non-legacy news media. Utilizing these organizations to reevaluate outlets’ approaches to diversity, including their hiring processes, can protect integrity in journalism and our country’s democracy.
Use the list, and send us a note if you notice a group that is missing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor Harris was an intern with the Public Square Program at Democracy Fund in Fall 2016. While completing her undergraduate degree from Howard University, Harris was active in various media and community service organizations on campus including acting as Editor-in-Chief of her college’s newspaper, The Hilltop. Harris has worked at organizations such as The Dallas Morning News and The Washington Post, and freelanced for organizations such as American Press Institute and USA Today. She also received fellowships from ProPublica, Online News Association, National Association of Black Journalists, and Investigative Editors and Reporters.
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