Racial Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit News

Racial Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit News is an INN resource of information, 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.


Make Your Collaborations Equitable: Reporting collaborations are often hailed as ways to reach new audiences and attract the eye of potential funders. But truly equitable, productive collaborations between news organizations need careful planning, communication and goal-setting. On April 28, join Resolve Philly's co-executive directors, Cassie Haynes and Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, to learn how their organization brings together more than 20 Philadelphia news organizations and gain practical guidance and tools to help you start building equitable collaborations too. Learn more and register here

Past events: Building Values Statements (March 31), The Racial Equity Institute's Groundwater Approach (March 3)

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.