Why covering black tech news is so important

Tim Peterson and Kayleigh Barber of Digiday spoke with The Plug founder Sherrell Dorsey about covering black technology. Here is an excerpt: Building her own platform for representation in tech I started The Plug in 2016 as a daily tech newsletter that covered what was happening across the Black tech ecosystem. And that came out of the necessity of not […]

Bloomberg is expanding its coverage of diversity, equity, inclusion and fairness

Bloomberg Media announced Tuesday that it is expanding its coverage of diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion topics. The Bloomberg Equality homepage will include new editorial features such as the New Voices module, which will broadcast clips of business and finance executives of diverse backgrounds who have participated in the initiative’s intensive media training program. The […]

Bloomberg Law starts podcast on black lawyers

Bloomberg Law announced Wednesday the launch of “Black Lawyers Speak: Stories of the Past, Hopes for the Future,” a five-part podcast series that provides perspectives on how Black lawyers are navigating elite spaces in the legal profession, and how law firms are more closely addressing diversity, barriers to entry, and retainment. The podcast features interviews […]

Fortune union asks management to commit to diversity

The union representing Fortune editorial staffers has asked the business magazine to commit to diversity in its collective bargaining agreement. In a statement, the union said, “Management must commit to enforceable diversity language in its contract now, for the good of its employees and journalism as an industry.”

Greenfield has new role overseeing Bloomberg diversity coverage

Rebecca Greenfield has a new role at Bloomberg.  After joining the news organization in April of 2015 as a reporter, she will now be overseeing its diversity coverage. She has hosted podcasts (The Pay Check; Works for Me) and reported on gender, race and class in business for Bloomberg.  Before working here, Greenfield was a […]

Journalists selected for Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

In partnership with The Washington Post, the Poynter Institute has announced the journalists selected for its fourth annual Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media. The 30 journalists who emerged from over 120 applicants are pioneers in digital media who have demonstrated an aptitude for leadership through current projects and references. “The journalists we chose for this […]