Voices for Change: Talking about news literacy

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 15:49:01-05

As part of Scripps' National News Literacy Week, we're talking about our efforts to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities where we live. How does that play into news assignments? Joining Danita to discuss are News 5 anchor/reporter Mike Brookbank, executive producer for investigations Mark Ackerman, assignment editor Helen Maynard and digital director Joe Donatelli.


In the fall of 2019, the staff at News 5 Cleveland underwent a weeklong training course on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), led by experts, journalists and industry leaders, as part of a company-wide commitment to consider how these values are reflected in the news. Learn more about how this program has informed our coverage since:

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