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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Iowa Public Radio is committed to a workplace that values diversity, fosters belonging, supports creativity, promotes possibility and respects all. There are many pathways in, and clear opportunities for professional growth.

In our work, we champion diverse voices. We celebrate America's rich cultural diversity and tell stories that both highlight and challenge our sense of who we are as Iowans. This is reflected in the shows we air, the stories we tell and the sources we use for those stories, the music we play, the people we interview, and the board and staff who make up IPR.

Our Values

  • Integrity: IPR maintains the highest standards of journalism, providing trustworthy, balanced content that enriches public dialogue.
  • Quality: IPR strives for excellence in programming and is committed to continuous improvement in its operations.
  • Relevance: IPR's distinctive voice reflects our region's cultural diversity while expanding understanding of the global community.
  • Trust: IPR builds relationships that foster understanding, respect, loyalty and goodwill with listeners, contributors and communities.
  • Appreciation: IPR values diversity of experience, supports creativity, and strives to be a professional, dynamic and enjoyable place to work.

Iowa Public Radio supports and embraces a diverse full-time, part-time and student staff, comprised of individuals of varied age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, state and national origin, rural and urban origin, veteran status, political views, education, and socioeconomic condition.

Our DEI Plan

In March 2022, the IPR Board of Directors approved a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan, which includes strategies for:

  • increasing the ethnic and racial diversity of staff
  • providing pathways to professional growth at IPR
  • developing DEI leadership in management, board and staff
  • better understanding audience needs
  • increasing diversity of voices on our air and online

Progress Reports

View the progress in our diversity efforts in the annual EEO public file reports or the annual diversity reports

EEO Reports:

Diversity Reports:

News Stories On Diversity