The journalism industry’s historic exclusionary practices and ongoing harms have contributed to a lack of diversity in news organizations, eroding trust in news and the spread of misinformation. With the API Inclusion Index, we’re helping newsrooms integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into every aspect of their coverage.
This program is uniquely based on research. We review content and interview staff and community members to provide tailored newsroom assessments and recommendations for improvement. The goal of the Index is sustainability, so we run this initiative within a news ecosystem and build long-term relationships with each newsroom.