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Journalism DEI Wheel

A resource for funders

By Democracy Fund / Last Updated 2019 October 24th

Designed to be complementary to the Journalism DEI Tracker, the Journalism DEI Wheel is a tool to help funders in particular inform grantmaking for diversity, equity, and inclusion by seeing the bigger picture on a higher level, with useful examples and resources for further illumination.

Funders can explore the spokes of the Journalism DEI Wheel to see how DEI in journalism is currently being addressed across key areas including:

  • Education and training
  • Organizational culture
  • News coverage
  • Engagement
  • Distribution
  • Innovation
  • Evaluation
  • The larger journalism industry
  • Funding

Each area is divided into smaller points of intervention. For example, if you click on “Education/Training,” you will see opportunities to advance DEI in journalism through high school programs, college programs, scholarships, internships, fellowships, mid-career programs, and executive training. Click on any one of these to learn more and find specific examples, including lists of relevant initiatives on the Journalism DEI Tracker.

Questions on how to use the Journalism DEI Wheel? Have an addition, correction, or suggestion for improvement? Email EJLab[@]democracyfund.org.