Racial Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit News

Racial Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit News is an INN resource of frameworks, tools and implementation support that helps members advance racial diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations and their journalism. 

REINN allows leaders to join an ongoing process of building racial equity into their organizational practices. Each element is designed to be accessible, particularly to small and mid-size news operations, in any stage of their DEI work. It's a living, evolving program based on member needs and participant feedback, so please check this space regularly to find new opportunities.


Join INN and The Racial Equity Institute March 3 from 1-4 EST as we engage with REI’s Groundwater Approach to examine how racial inequity permeates systems and institutions. The program will challenge news leaders and spark new perspectives on building equity into organizations and practices. Groups of up to four leaders from INN member organizations are invited to attend, including managers on the editorial and business sides and board directors. This is a strong choice for organizations beginning work on racial equity. Registration is $10 per person for a maximum of four people per member organization, with the majority of workshop expenses covered through support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Seating is limited, and registration closes March 2. Register here

Program Areas

Our Team

Sara Shahriari

Sara helps nonprofit newsrooms develop effective and forward-thinking leaders. She also builds pathways into the nonprofit news world for diverse groups of talented students and professionals.

Contact: sara.s@inn.org

Teresa M. Stafford

Teresa is the CEO and principal consultant at Inspiring Change, LLC. Teresa is an executive coach specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and she is an advisor on the Racial Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit News program.

Contact: teresas@inspiringchangellc.org

Our Partners

Funding for this program is provided by the generous support of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.