WikiTribune is committed to creating a safe and diverse working environment and an open and inclusive space for the creation and discussion of great journalism on the Internet.
We aspire that the site and the company behind it includes a range of voices, races, genders and identities. WikiTribune is launching in English but intends to spread rapidly.
Working with or at WikiTribune assumes a commitment to goodwill, tolerance and fairness. Behavior or evidence of attitudes which breach those goals are likely to lead to disciplinary measures for staff and limitations on community engagement for users.
Abuse, racism, sexism, prejudice, stereotyping and any other form of offensive behavior will not be tolerated among staff or our partners in the community.
This diversity statement is a compilation of what we believe to be best practice among media organisations as they work to increase the diversity of their staff and better reflect their audiences. It is an open and changing document which can be added to or modified by the community and by staff to reflect changes and new thinking over time.
Diversity at WikiTribune means ensuring no single person feels they have to represent or defend the views of an entire group, whether that’s in regards to ethnicity, race, gender, religion, or other status. The atmosphere at and on WikiTribune should never make someone uncomfortable about their identity or safety. WikiTribune will work to ensure the workplace and website are safe places to be.
WikiTribune and its founders intend to apply a lens on diversity to recruitment, community and office behavior and the editorial output of the project. WikiTribune will regularly publish its own diversity assessment of staff and the WikiTribune community.
Other diversity statements in the media industry we think are helpful:
– WikiMedia, the non-profit group behind Wikipedia
– This explanation of gender issues recognised on Wikipedia may also be helpful
– An explanation of how Wikipedia worked to address its gender gap
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