What is the purpose of the survey?
The Ida B. Wells Society has partnered with The Diversity Pledge Institute in an effort to create a more sustainable model of recruitment and retention of diverse talent in investigative reporting by matching Society member journalists seeking opportunities with newsroom employers committed to their success. By participating in this voluntary survey, you’re providing us with vital information so we can better assist you in a more targeted and tailored way.
Who’s involved in the survey?
The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting offers investigative reporting training workshops throughout the United States and is developing a year-long fellowship program based in New York City. Society workshops cover the use of advanced technology, interviewing techniques and the latest data-gathering and fact-checking resources and build on story pitching, project management and narrative storytelling skills.
The Diversity Pledge Institute is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) dedicated to research, analysis and education related to diversity with a current focus on journalism. DPI’s goal is to solve the diversity pipeline problem; improve retention rates associated with diversity, equity and inclusion; and support journalists’ career growth. DPI prioritizes peer-to-peer training and career learning for journalists while offering ongoing organizational support for diversity and inclusion efforts in media.
How does the survey work?
The survey asks a mix of drop-down and open-ended questions about you, your current role and your future career goals. This information will help the Society better serve our members and will ensure that our database is up to date. Those who take the survey can also choose to share their information with the Diversity Pledge Institute.
What will The Diversity Pledge Institute do with my information?
The Diversity Pledge Institute has partnered with The Ida B. Wells Society to connect members who choose to share their information with potential employment opportunities with employers who have committed to the success of their employees. DPI will also track and report data to the Society on the number of successful employment matches and retention rates of Society members participating in the program. That information will be used to help the Society better understand the needs of a sustainable recruitment and retention model for investigative journalists.
Having issues accessing the survey?
Copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://bit.ly/3Hg5Arj
*This is a relaunch of the previous survey with The Diversity Pledge Institute from the spring. Members who have already completed the survey do not need to complete the survey again.
What if I have a question about the survey that isn’t answered here?
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