Vowing to address its own workforce demographics, Penguin Random House releases a Global Social Impact site on corporate responsibility.
Penguin Random House launches The Conversation, a hub of content collections ‘to combat racism and end racial inequities’—meant for families, educators, and businesses.
Two Big Five US publishing houses independently announce new directorial appointments focused on workplace diversity and inclusion.
In a straightforward discussion, even the concept of inclusivity was called out for assumptions about diversity.
Hoping to ‘not just voice outrage,’ but also to ‘provide research and data,’ the oldest publisher offers expert writings in ‘Race and Power.’
Voices from across the spectrum of cultural observation look at the dynamics of the moment and predict how ‘We Will Emerge’ from the fray.
Aspen asks, ‘Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?’
Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Ecco set up a five-year publishing diversity fellowship with the Columbia Publishing Course.
Emerald Publishing plans to decline panel appearances in events that don’t reflect their communities, following a springtime diversity study.
Recognizing his ‘colossal and multi-generational’ impact, English PEN’s Pinter Prize jury honors poet and reggae artist Linton Kwesi Johnson.
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