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The Pipeline Isn’t the Problem

Published April 12, 2022

The “pipeline problem” has always been an excuse for organizations who haven’t developed strong, diverse candidate pools. It’s time to hold up the mirror and examine the journalism industry’s hiring practices through the lens of inclusivity, diversity and belonging.

In this session, Media Bridge Partners’ Hannah Wise and John Davidow will unpack this non-existent problem and help you and your organization name these imaginary obstacles and come up with simple steps to overcome them. This session was recorded following — and is based on — an off-the-record workshop of the same title, hosted by Hannah and John ahead of ONA Career Day in March 2022. You can find the corresponding collaborative doc (referenced in the session) filled with anti-racist resources, hiring dos and don’ts and more here. Transcript