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REINN allows nonprofit news leaders to join an ongoing process of building racial equity into their organizational practices. Resources are designed to be accessible, particularly to small and mid-size news operations, in any stage of their DEI work. This is an evolving program based on member needs and participant feedback – please check this space regularly for new opportunities.


Essential Reading

Start here for a better understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion in news and nonprofits


Take action with toolkits designed by organizations working to make equity and inclusion resources available to all


Learn from your peers in nonprofit news and access webinars created exclusively for INN members

Case Studies & Member Work

See step-by-step how nonprofit news organizations are moving forward on equity and inclusion

Member DEI Reports

INN members share their information, values statements and work plans

Style Guides

Guides from media organizations focusing on many aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion


INN partners with outstanding universities and programs on paid internship opportunities for members and students

Consultant Resources

Consultants and coaches who have partnered with INN or members on leadership and equity work with positive results

Essential Reading

Three Years After George Floyd, Newsroom Diversity Initiatives Are Dying Back–Here’s How to Fight the Trend

Marla Jones-Newman, Mother Jones

Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Nonprofit News Sector

Institute for Nonprofit News

Sincerely, Leaders of Color: It Takes Hard Work From All Sides to Build Coalition Across Identities and Communities

Francisco Vara-Orta, OpenNews

Recruiting for Board Diversity – Without Disrespecting People of Color

Jim Taylor, BoardSource

Advance Your Board’s DEI Commitment

Cathy A. Trower, BoardSource

Ten Steps to More Inclusive Reporting

Melba Newsome, RJI Fellowship project

Diversity as a Second Job

Vann R. Newkirk II, Columbia Journalism Review

The Abysmal State of Media Ownership Diversity in America

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The ‘Leavers’ Survey

Carla Murphy, OpenNews


Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Action Toolkit for Organizations

A resource specifically for small nonprofit organizations from the American Public Health Association

Organizational Race Equity Toolkit

Helping teams understand and incorporate race equity into their work from the Washington Race Equity & Justice Initiative

Racial Equity Tools

A rich, curated source of research, tips, curricula and toolkits from many contributing organizations.


How are You Going to Meet the Moment: A Call for Journalistic Action with Martin G. Reynolds

Whose Voices Are We Amplifying? Source Tracking 101

Rewarding Talent: Bringing Diverse Voices into News, and Ensuring They Want to Stay

The Pipeline is not the Problem: Recruiting, Retaining, and Promoting the Next BIPOC Leaders

INN Member Only Videos/Resources

INN Members – sign in here to view additional video trainings.

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Operationalize Equity in Your Organization, Nonprofit HR for INN

Interrupt Bias Within the Hiring and Talent Management Process, Nonprofit HR for INN

Build Equitable and Inclusive Newsroom Collaborations, Resolve Philly for INN

INN Case Studies and Member Work

Q&A Series: How nonprofit newsrooms serve communities of color

Leaders from INN member news organizations address creating new coverage areas, distribution channels, partnerships, and above all, listening and building trust in communities served.

How to host an intern: Advice from nonprofit news leaders on building a great experience

Nonprofit news leaders share eight key steps to building positive and equitable internships

How nonprofit newsrooms track sources to ensure coverage reflects community

Three nonprofit newsrooms share their approaches to source tracking.

How Injustice Watch expanded its commentary to amplify Black essential voices

This Chicago-based news outlet launched its Essential Work series.

Member DEI reports, values statements & work plans 

Community + Support

The DEI Coalition For Anti-Racist, Equitable, And Just Newsrooms

Style Guides


The Institute for Nonprofit News collaborates with outstanding schools and programs across the country to facilitate more than 70 paid internship and fellowship positions with member organizations each year. Many of our partnerships focus on building pathways into nonprofit news for emerging journalists of color. Learn more here.

Consultant Resources for Members

INN has worked with these consultants and coaches with positive and productive results, or these organizations have been recommended by members.

Hiring & Retention Strategies

Inclusivity works with organizations to develop strategies and solutions to achieve greater diversity, equity and inclusion. The firm involves staff at all levels, from individual contributors to senior leadership and even board members when appropriate.

Rates and terms:

Inclusivity has provided the following rates specifically for INN members:

Reach out to request a customized estimate to support DEI assessment and strategy design work or any additional scope/need not referenced here.

Get DEI assistance with Inclusivity

DEI Policy and System Review

CircleUp Education’s DEI Policy & System Review coaching and consulting service provide expert review and technical support to ensure that policies, practices, and systems are equitable, free of discrimination and effectively interrupting oppression. 

DEI Policy & System Review coaching Includes:

Click HERE for details or visit to request a free assessment. Let CircleUp know you’re a part of the Institute for Nonprofit News because nonprofit news members with fewer than 10 employees qualify for a 15% discount on DEI coaching services.

More questions? Meet the INN staff member who can help.

Sara Shahriari

As our director of leadership & talent development, 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.

Our Partners

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

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