UNC journalism school announces new affiliation with Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting

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The UNC School of Media and Journalism on Thursday announced a new affiliation with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, an organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field and to educating news organizations and journalists on how the inclusion of diverse voices can raise the caliber, impact and visibility of investigative journalism as a means of promoting transparency and good government.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion in journalism are essential to a healthy democracy and a relevant industry. We’re proud to support an initiative of this caliber to help make newsrooms more reflective of the communities which they report on,” MJ-school Dean and John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor Susan King said in a statement.

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