NPR has always been committed to authentic coverage of the remarkably different people and issues that make up our world. Now, you can expect to hear much more from us.
Today at the UNITY Convention in Las Vegas, NPR announced that we will receive a $1.5 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to expand our coverage of race, ethnicity and culture.
These resources will allow NPR to form a new team of six journalists to identify and report news and perspectives, and present new voices and conversations, that capture the issues that define an increasingly diverse America.
This team will work across NPR to surface compelling stories and conversations for all of our platforms. A digital space at NPR.org will launch this fall, with much more to follow.
In the meantime, take a moment to view this slideshow we put together for today's announcement. It highlights a selection of NPR stories on this subject and shows how we hope to offer a fresh lens through which to view America.