“Radio and television broadcasting are incredible and vibrant industries that at their core are about journalism, localism and serving and reflecting American communities," Diane Sutter said on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters at a January hearing on promoting diversity in media. But “without a doubt, we are not where we need to be and more can be done to increase diversity in broadcasting and across all media.”
RTDNA’s annual assessments of diversity in local broadcast newsrooms has shown a shrinking but persistent gap remains for representation of people of color.
RTDNA is dedicated to increasing diversity in newsrooms and offering strategies and resources to improve coverage of diverse communities.
As part of RTDNA's commitment to diversity in newsrooms and in news coverage, RTDNA honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity with the Kaleidoscope Awards, accepting entries now.
The Kaleidoscope Awards are presented annually to news organizations that show an ongoing commitment to covering the diversity of the communities they serve. The awards recognize excellence in covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.
While we’re supporting diversity and inclusion in newsrooms, you’re doing the work of covering your communities, and we want to highlight your work.
Enter your radio, television or online news organization to showcase your ongoing commitment to covering diversity issues, earn recognition for news team demonstrate credibility to your audience.
Submit your entries by the extended deadline, May 28.
Winners will be announced in July and recognized at the 2020 Excellence in Journalism Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2020, in Washington, DC.
RTDNA members also enjoy a member discount on entry fees, so it pays to be a member.
Have questions about the Kaleidoscope awards? Reach out to Kate McGarrity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-662-7254.