Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at NPR At NPR, diversity is not a program or initiative. It is an inextricable part of our mission to serve the American public.

Our Commitment To Diversity

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Diversity In Action At NPR

In our journalism, diversity means accurately and authentically reporting on the country and the world, which is only possible with the robust inclusion of the stories and voices of, about and by people who, because of the actions of individuals and systems, are so often under-covered, misrepresented or left out. Inclusion means embracing ideas that run counter to or outside of long-held notions and narratives created without the benefit of the diversity of people and perspectives we now seek.

In our content, diversity means including people in their difference and in their ordinariness, mitigating the biases and prejudices that can warp coverage and distort truth. In hiring, we are striving to create a workforce that, at every level, looks more like America, even as we work to overcome a legacy of exclusion.

Diversity means that we are doing the hard work of rooting out bigotry and bias in structures, systems and processes and replacing them with equity, empowerment, and fairness. It means that everyone is learning and growing, expanding their understanding of themselves and others and shedding the flawed and consequential views and practices that have made so much of this work necessary.

At NPR, diversity is not a program or initiative. It is an inextricable part of our mission to serve the American public.

Our Ongoing Work Learn in depth about the new and continuing initiatives that NPR has established to better embody its values. These programs and policies strive to ensure that NPR is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, as a workplace and a public service institution.
Our Staff Diversity Each year, NPR publishes a report to reflect the most current data on our staff diversity. Our commitment to building an NPR that reflects, serves, and inspires America begins with our people, and we must be able to measure our progress.
Our Accessibility Statement To ensure that our content is accessible to all audiences, we have implemented practices and procedures to aid in the accessibility of our content and distribution platforms.
Our News Source Tracking Since 2013, NPR has tracked the demographics of sources appearing on our newsmagazine shows. Our newsroom mission statement says that we seek to "look and sound like America," and our source-tracking work is one way to hold ourselves accountable to that goal.