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The Marshall Project: Diversity and Inclusion, 2019

01.06.2020

Our third annual diversity report notes significant developments in 2019 and lays out our goals for the year ahead. Read past years' reports here and here.

A message from our new Editor-in-Chief

One of the lessons I have learned over my career about diversity and inclusion is that commitment has to come from the top of an organization. So when I joined The Marshall Project as editor-in-chief, I pledged that I would make diversity and inclusion a passionate and personal priority. With the strong support of our president, Carroll Bogert, we have already made progress in our newsroom and our organization overall. But we have much more work to do—and many ideas about how to do it. We hope to collaborate on and disseminate best practices in the nonprofit journalism world and in our approach to the communities affected by our work.

– Susan Chira, Editor-in-Chief

Our Progress in 2019

In 2019 we focused on diversifying our editorial management team and adopted inclusion as a guiding principle. We have worked to ensure that all members of our staff have an opportunity to develop their talents. We are encouraging our team members to view their unique backgrounds as assets in our newsroom.

Goals for 2020

Together we will define inclusion and work to make it part of The Marshall Project’s DNA. We will continue our commitment to diversify our team at all levels. And we will devote significant resources to expanding the audience for our work, including tapping into communities directly affected by incarceration.

The End-of-Year Numbers

The Marshall Project
Race
Gender
The Newsroom
Race
Gender
Business
Race
Gender
Editors
Race
Gender
Freelance photographers and illustrators
Race
Gender
The Board
Race
Gender

The Marshall Project has no employees who identify as Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

* The demographic survey for the freelance photographers and illustrators had an 84% response rate.

* The percentages in the charts have been rounded and may not add up to 100.

Download a PDF of the report.