The Diversity Pledge Institute (DPI) recently celebrated its first anniversary. Its initiatives and accomplishments include the following:

Establishment of its headquarters at the Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Expansion of its Learning Circle program offerings.

Partnership with The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, Editor & Publisher, News Revenue Hub and the Journalism Education Association.

Larry Graham said he founded DPI because he believes diversity makes for stronger newsrooms and better journalism. The organization would not reach this milestone without the tireless staff who brought the DPI programs to life and the board of directors who helped guide the ship. he DPI’s strategy is to support diverse journalists while working with newsrooms to create diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible spaces.

Over the past months, DPI organized several journalism conferences. These include the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Denver, America’s Newspapers and Senior Leadership Conference in New Orleans and the Online News Association in Los Angeles. DPI is also finalizing its diversity and inclusion survey, which will be officially launched in early 2023.

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