The Collective was the nonprofit Poynter Institute’s twice-monthly newsletter for journalists of color by journalists of color.

The Collective launched in 2021 thanks in part to support from the TEGNA Foundation. Poynter featured more than two dozen journalists’ voices in two years, with work experience spanning from journalism student to retiree. The Council of Truth-Tellers offered advice about how to coach white managers to offer support, on whether journalists can be activists and regarding whose responsibility it is to carry out DEI goals. Poynter sent the last edition of the newsletter in December 2022, and Poynter is committed to continuing to elevate BIPOC voices. Please send pitches to, and check out Poynter’s current newsletters here.

The Collective archives: