API Inclusion Index cohort kicks off plans to improve the Pittsburgh news ecosystem


Four newsrooms in Pittsburgh openly acknowledged their struggles to serve communities of color and dedicated themselves to concrete changes related to diversity and inclusion following a near-year-long project with the American Press Institute.

API’s first Inclusion Index newsroom cohort shared their respective findings and strategic plans with community members following their participation in the program. Representatives from the Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPublicSourcePittsburgh City Paper and The Pitt News took the floor at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center to give an overview of how they plan to implement substantive and sustainable efforts to accurately engage and cover the marginalized communities their newsrooms serve. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the fifth news organization that also participated in the program, was not in attendance due to its ongoing labor dispute.

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