Indy Racial Equity Pledge

WISH-TV

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OUR PLEDGE TO THE COMMUNITY

WISH-TV pledges to continue addressing issues of racial equity and justice in our communities through our news and special programming platforms on-air and online.

PLEDGE 1

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WISH-TV pledges to highlight and support community initiatives, leaders, and organizations that are creating and fostering positive changes in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Focus Areas: Health, Criminal Justice, Education, Prosperity

WISH-TV is committed to highlighting groups and organizations who continue to lead the way in diversity, equity, and inclusion by building strong relationships and continuing the conversation and education on social issues within our communities.

PROGRESS

2021

Assisted the Mozel Sanders Foundation with a Thanksgiving Fundraiser:

WISH/WNDY received the 2021 Indiana Broadcasters Association's Cardinal Award for community service with Mozel Sanders Foundation.

PLEDGE 2

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WISH-TV pledges to continue creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

Focus Areas: Workplace

WISH-TV pledges to continue to recruit and retain a workforce in all levels within our organization that best reflects the diverse communities we serve. This commitment includes volunteer and intern candidates in all departments.

PROGRESS

2021

Multicultural reporter - now with a weekly podcast "Our City, Our Voice."

WISH-TV won 7 SPJ awards for excellence in journalism including coverage of social justice issues:

The addition of WISH-TV's LatinX digital content and reporting serving the Latino communities around Indianapolis:

Owner, DuJuan McCoy, Participated in the 20th annual Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Awards as the Keynote Speaker.

PLEDGE 3

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WISH-TV is committed to addressing health disparities and inequalities to improve the health of our communities.

Focus Areas: Health

WISH-TV will continue to partner with healthcare providers, medical experts, and public health professionals to bring more attention to the health conditions and diseases that disproportionately affect people of color. We will create more special features, content, and programming designed to increase awareness and education, and to help connect those in underserved communities with free or low-cost and life-saving services.

PROGRESS

2021

Partnership with Community Health Network and Vaccine Central. Created PSA campaigns to help educate minority communities:

Created and broadcasted a live townhall news program around Vaccine Central:

Continued promotion after the special broadcast:

Promotion and participation in the 2021 Minority Health Fair in Indianapolis:

Additional content created around Minority Health:

Join us in the important work of creating racial equity in Central Indiana.

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