Audit Your Source Diversity to Better Reflect the Communities You Serve

  • Tuesday, Jun 22 – 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM ET (18:45 – 19:30 UTC)
  • #ONA21
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Understanding and reflecting the communities you serve is a fundamental responsibility of every news organization — but one that is impaired by engrained, exclusionary social structures and complicated by other competing priorities.

This important conversation provides example audits and surveys, along with other resources, to help attendees build a team, get buy-in, test, conduct and report on their own source diversity audits to better understand who they are quoting and in what context.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsroom leaders pushing to start or improve a source audit
  • Editors and managers who would like a better understanding of who is being heard from in their communities
  • Everyone who is interested in rooting out bias and insularity in reporting practices


Sandra Clark
Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue, WHYY

Hannah Haynes
Newscaster/Producer, Wisconsin Public Radio