Poynter’s New Diversity Blog: Diversity at Work


(Excerpt from Poynter’s new diversity blog.

My editor, Bill Mitchell, asked me a few months ago to start thinking about how Poynter Online might improve its coverage of diversity. He knew I had written a four-part series about diversity for my college newspaper, The Cowl, last year and that the subject of diversity interests me.

With the help of my gifted colleagues Tom Huang and Bill, I started conceptualizing an idea for a diversity blog called Diversity at Work (www.poynter.org/diversityatwork). I finished putting the blog together last week after lots of brainstorming about how the blog could be best served.

We’re soft launching the blog this week on our Poynterevolution blog. Next week, we will introduce it in a centerpiece item. So far, about a dozen journalists from news organizations around the world have agreed to contribute to the blog.

This is a work in progress, so I’d be curious to see what ideas you have/what you think of the way I’ve set up the blog. Feel free to add to the comments in this post or to the comments section in the Poynterevolution blog. Here is Bill’s piece on Diversity at Work.

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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