Projects walkthroughs, tool teardowns, interviews, and more.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Smart leaders put empathy and equity at the forefront of workPosted on
New frameworks for leaders must help them develop a more equitable mindset that shares power and accountability.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Leadership and management are not the same thing
By P. Kim BuiPosted on
Newsrooms must create ways for people to learn to lead without pushing people into management.
What we learned from a year of Exit Interviews
By Ryan PittsPosted on
OpenNews events and programs have always welcomed honest talk about careers, identity, and our sense of belonging in an industry that often isn’t kind to workers. This series was another way to convene a community-wide conversation about our newsrooms and what it would take to make them better.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Leaders, you need to make room or move outPosted on
Going beyond a seat at the table for journalists of color.
A starter pack of accessibility resourcesPosted on
If you’re new to accessible design, it may feel daunting to think of the work that lies ahead of you, but everyone in this field had to start somewhere. Once I realised accessibility was a baseline and not a ceiling, making my work more inclusive became an integral part of my workflow rather than an extra task between me and the publish button.
Why web accessibility matters to mePosted on
When I first found out that there were things I needed to fix to make my work in journalism more accessible, I went about it the same way I learned to code: going with the solution that appears most commonly among search results. I’ve spent the past year trying to course-correct by making an active effort to learn more.
One easy way to make conference ticket prices more equitable, and bring in more money
By Erika OwensPosted on
Consider giving people multiple options instead of just one ticket price.
Stop making people prove they need a free ticket to events
By Erika OwensPosted on
You can make free tickets easier for everyone with one simple change.
How we improved the engineering internship recruitment process at The Washington Post
By Holden Foreman and Emily LiuPosted on
Internships can be a great opportunity for students to gain professional experience and for employees to mentor the next generation of engineers, but news organizations that aren’t careful and intentional when recruiting can risk inadvertently over-indexing on candidates with the most access to time, money, and social connections. Since our team loves finding ways to make our processes better, we decided to examine our internship hiring process and see where we could make improvements.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Everyone can help close the wage gap for journalists of colorPosted on
You don’t have to tell EVERYONE how much money you currently or have made in order to participate in salary transparency.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Onboarding isn’t just for early career staff
By Jahna BerryPosted on
Here’s how you can help new BIPOC managers and experienced hires succeed.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: There is no pipeline problemPosted on
A problem exists in how the industry treats historically marginalized journalists in the hiring process.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Let’s learn without fear of failurePosted on
Personal growth is imperative to professional and organizational growth.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: It’s time to own our biasesPosted on
This year, I’m committing to create journalism that reflects and honors the experiences of people in the newsroom — and outside
How to write effective alt text, for journalistsPosted on
For journalists wanting to make their work accessible to people with disabilities, alt text is a great place to start. This short guide can help you think about how to add helpful alt text to images, charts & data visualizations, and social media posts for your newsroom.
Setting boundaries so working on DEI doesn’t overwhelm my life
By Sisi WeiPosted on
When working on diversity isn’t really a choice, what can we do to make sure we’re giving ourselves time to heal?
Journalists: If you’ve worked with others to change your newsroom, you’re probably an organizer
By Sisi WeiPosted on
Three lessons I’ve learned about journalism, organizing, and how closely intertwined they are.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: This is my commitment as an ally and a leader
By Greg BurtonPosted on
There’s much work to be done to better support and develop journalists of color. Here are a few steps I’m taking this year.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: U.S.-focused Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategies Don’t Scale GloballyPosted on
The push towards DEI initiatives in US media is a great thing, and it can help raise analog concerns in places where there hasn’t been so much reckoning. However, assuming that the same initiatives implemented to deal with discrimination in the US. are applicable elsewhere is inaccurate and short-sighted.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: A self-improvement buddy system for leaders
By John Davidow and Hannah WisePosted on
Hannah Wise and John Davidow, co-founders of Media Bridge Partners (a new consultancy that helps media organizations with their diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goals), discuss their personal/professional commitments for 2022.