One of the goals for the Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms collaboration is to establish ‘institutions of belonging.’ The term describes actively anti-racist news organizations where journalists of color have a sense of agency and belonging in the newsroom. We believe that institutions of belonging are part of the solution to creating a diverse, equitable and trustworthy press.

So how can your news organization become an institution of belonging?

In the first episode of Belonging in the News, Martin G. Reynolds, event moderator and co-executive director of the Maynard Institute will discuss the answers with award-winning reporter for The New York Times Magazine and author of the 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has worked in newsrooms where she felt agency and belonging, and also worked in newsrooms where she was strongly discouraged from reporting on race in America.

The Online News Association, OpenNews and the Maynard Institute have come together to create Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms, a catalyst in a social change movement that seeks to build journalistic institutions where newsrooms are actively anti-racist and collaborative, and journalists of color feel like they truly belong. Learn more here.