Information Equity Database (2021)

Published March 1, 2021

Graphic Credit: Brian Mains, WCPO Channel 9

The #ONAinfoequity database provides resources for journalists to engage communities that are typically under- or misrepresented in their reporting, and to ensure equitable access to information. It’s a one-stop shop with guidance for identifying gaps in information access, making the case for community engagement to newsroom leadership and discovering ways to improve existing efforts.

The resources have been thoughtfully vetted and curated. They are tagged by the community served—for example, demographic context such as young people, disability community and LGBTQ—and each one notes the rationale or purpose for using it.

Dive into the #ONAinfoequity database

The database was developed through ONA Community Circles. Free Press’ Vanessa Maria Graber and ONA Board member Anita Li led over a dozen journalists to collaborate on the project.


Project Leads

Project Team Members

  • Ismail Akwei, GhanaWeb
  • Gina Baleria, Sonoma State University
  • Caroline Bauman, Chalkbeat
  • Gabriela Brenes, La Voz de Guanacaste
  • Sara Catania, Solutions Journalism Network
  • Peyton Chance, Viget
  • Jessica Chapel, Harvard Law School Library
  • simon frantz, BBC Global News
  • Jordan Gass-Poore’, Independent
  • Christopher Gentilviso, Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Judy-Anne Goldman, HPE’s Enterprise.nxt
  • Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism Network
  • John Hernandez, American Press Institute
  • Maudi Maadil, University of the Philippines Diliman / The Free Minds
  • Brian Mains, WCPO Channel 9
  • Kate Maxwell, The Mendocino Voice
  • Patricia A. Murray, Durham Skywriter / TV Skywriter
  • Erica Smith, Times Union
  • Stephanie Snyder, Hearken
  • Lucy Sun, Google
  • Nick Swyter, The New York Times
  • Shay Totten, Compass Experiment
  • Yihui Xie, Yale-NUS College