Telling an inclusive story

Media are the lenses through which we view the world. The Media School is committed to the pursuit of an inclusive and representative media industry to ensure all stories are told.

We pursue gender, racial, sexual, ethnic and class diversity among our student body and faculty and staff through recruitment efforts and supportive programs. We support the academic study of the work of underrepresented media makers, as well as representation in media and its effects on society. And we’re committed to facing and combating media’s role in racism.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Staff Committee

The DEI Staff Committee works on a wide variety of projects to support The Media School’s commitment to diversity. Projects include conducting student focus groups, developing a library of resources, implementing DEI training for student leaders, establishing a media club to facilitate important discussions among staff members, and ensuring all staff are aware of diversity-related resources on campus. Questions? Contact committee member Rebecca Stanze.

Black Voices

We sponsor the Indiana Daily Student's Black Voices section, which provides students a space to share stories about the Black experience.

Read Black Voices
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Multicultural Talent Pipeline

We participate in Publicis Media's Multicultural Talent Pipeline Forum, an annual immersive conference that introduces underrepresented students to careers in media, marketing and advertising.

Communication Science Racial Justice Fund

The Communication Science Racial Justice Fund awards a $2,000 grant each year to a Communication Science faculty member pursuing research to promote racial justice.

Read about this year's winner