Content Diversity Board

Newsroom diversity statement: 

Adequately seeking put and reporting truth is impossible without a commitment to diversity in reporting, editing and sourcing. If coverage lacks diversity of perspective and experience, we are not meeting our mission of fully informing the community. 

Diversity is a broad term, but at the baseline, it should encompass diversity of identity, thought and experience. 

As an industry, journalism has not historically been diverse. As current students of journalism, it is our responsibility to change that pattern by supporting diversity in our newsroom and community.

First year report:

Our full report from the 2019-20 school year is linked at the bottom of this page.

Content Diversity Board mission statement:

We acknowledge that journalism cannot function as a truth-teller and watchdog without accurate representation of its communities. Therefore, our role is to support the newsroom’s diversity mission statement and ensure our coverage accurately reflects the diversity of the U’s campus and surrounding communities by:

  • Acting as a watchdog for accurate and representative coverage
  • Analyzing coverage to provide a radar for diversity issues in reporting and editing
  • Providing a space for discussion and debate about ethics and best practices in diverse coverage
  • Serving as a bridge between the Minnesota Daily and the campus community

Contact:

Assembling the board is one of many steps to supporting diversity in coverage. As we develop as a board, we want to keep the line open to community input. Please direct any suggestions to contentdiversityboard@mndaily.com

Questions about working with reporters:


Board members:

Vacant – Board Chair

Email: N/A

Nur B. Adam – Newsroom Coordinator

Email: nadam@mndaily.com

Jasmine Snow — Outreach Coordinator

Email: jsnow@mndaily.com

Dylan Miettinen — Office of the Publisher Representative

Email: eic@mndaily.com