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Case Study Series: How nonprofit news organizations are addressing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

In September 2020, INN published a report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Nonprofit News based on survey responses from 117 nonprofit newsrooms. Our topline finding: nonprofit newsrooms are more diverse than traditional newsrooms – but there is a lot of room for improvement, especially for racial equity.

Our hope is that this series of case studies exploring the work of INN members highlights actions and advice that other news organizations can adapt and use — as well as potential pitfalls to avoid. 

The best way to be notified when we publish the next case study is to sign up for INN’s weekly INNovation newsletter. For questions about the series, INN’s research director, Emily Roseman at

Read more about this work in our post on Medium.

This series of case studies was made possible with the generous support of Knight Foundation and thanks to INN’s general support funders and donors.

About INN’s DEI resources

In tandem with our DEI case study series, INN recently launched the Racial Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit News Program (REINN) for its members. Supported by the Knight Foundation and led by INN’s Sara Shahriari and several expert partners (including Inspiring Change), REINN offers frameworks, tools and implementation support for members seeking to advance racial diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations and their journalism. REINN is an evolving program based on member needs and participant feedback. Please reach out to Sara at if you’d like to be involved. 

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