our mission

Listen. Learn. Challenge. Change.

Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media is a community-media partnership that aims to change problematic racial narratives and their representation in local news media. The partnership was awarded a $332,000 grant from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations to organize a two-day statewide conference, March 19-20, 2019 at Hamline University, aimed at helping news professionals uncover their own biases and assumptions, and amplifying community solutions to narrative change. Read more about the partnership and the people behind it.

 
 
 
 
 
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Listen.

What does it sound like, look like and feel like to be accurately represented in the media? How would more accurate racial narratives influence how you experience public life and decision making?

We conducted 17 listening sessions with various stakeholder groups around Minnesota to learn the answers to these and other questions. Read the key takeaways and recommendations from those conversations.

 
 
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Learn.

How much do media professionals in Minnesota think, care and know about combating racial bias in their work, and what training would help? Read the surprising results from our ground-breaking Minnesota Media Professionals Survey.

 
 
 
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Challenge.

More than 275 people media professionals, educators, students and community members attended the Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media conference on March 19-20 in St. Paul. During the conference, participants explored personal connections to their own stories and developed respect and empathy for the stories of community members and colleagues. Through this process, professionals learned to challenge their own assumptions and ways of knowing and place value on the strength of different worldviews. Check out the entire conference schedule here.

 
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Change

Are you a media professional looking to expand your relevance, grow your audience, combat harmful narratives, and increase trust in news coverage? Do you want to know how to champion more complete and accurate narratives? Sign up here to receive your free USB flash drive filled with helpful resources.