Sponsored by the Calkins Foundation, the PNA Foundation’s Leading Local: The Media’s Impact on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity is a series of webinars focusing on systemic racism and bias and how news media companies in Pennsylvania can combat it. Sessions will help publishers, editors, reporters, ad directors, HR managers and other leaders to address hiring, news coverage, advertising. product design and audience engagement in order to recognize, improve and impact diversity, inclusivity and equity.

The PNA Foundation is able to offer these sessions at no cost for PNA members as well as to any members of press or news associations across the country.  If you missed a session and are interested in obtaining the recording, please email the PNA Foundation.

Sessions as part of the Leading Local initiative were:

  • Respect at Work: Building a Culture of Respect (E033021)
  • Amplifying Diverse Voices in Your Coverage and Newsroom (E052121)
  • Ten Steps to More Inclusive Reporting (E061821)
  • Seeing the Whole Community: Diversity and Inclusivity through Design (E081221)
  • Community Engagement: Creating A Successful Spanish-Language Section (E100821)
  • Enhancing Newsroom Diversity Efforts through Source Data and Auditing (E012722)

PNA Foundation Fellows Funds were instrumental in the creation of Spotlight PA’s groundbreaking statewide diverse source database.  We encourage all Pennsylvania newsrooms to utilize this valuable resource as they work to improve diversity efforts and better reflect the communities they cover. Explore the database and search for sources by name, area of expertise and location by clicking here.

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