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Rochester Association of Black Journalists acknowledges local media companies that have agreed to publicly share their commitments to diversity and inclusion in their companies at all levels. These commitments were created by each company and RABJ has taken the role to ensure that their commitments are accessible to the communities that they serve. Below are the different companies that have agreed to share their commitments in no particular order. If your company is interested in sharing their diversity commitment RABJ invites you to please contact Dr. Claudette James at

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Logo of WXXI, Little Theatre, and City

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

WXXI, CITY News and The Little Theatre recognize and value diversity in everything we do. We believe a diverse workforce, management team, governing body and Community Advisory Board greatly contributes to our knowledge and understanding of our own organization and the communities we serve. Diversity makes us stronger and enhances our ability to deliver content and services that aid in attracting, growing, and engaging audiences...


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Logo of Fox Rochester, WHAM, CW Rochester, and Sinclair Broadcast Group

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core tenet at WHAM and what we seek to accomplish every day. As local news broadcasters, we can only effectively serve local communities around the country and make a positive impact by ensuring that we provide and elevate diverse viewpoints. It is vital we use our powerful broadcast and digital platforms to expose any bias, racial or otherwise. Read more here.

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Logo of WROC News 8, Rochester First, and Nextstar

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Channel 8 | WROC-TV is committed to fostering a culture and workplace environment that reflects our basic values as well as our local community in which we serve. Our culture is diverse and inclusive, an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. This culture cultivates equity and diversity in all that we do. Read more here.

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Hubbard Broadcasting Logo

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

With stations spanning the country, we focus on creating unique communities within our locations to accentuate the greatness of each of our markets. Our on-air personalities are a visible extension of each of these unique communities. Read more here!

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Statement of Commitment to Diversity

At the Democrat and Chronicle, part of the USA TODAY Network, diversity, equity and inclusion are core pillars of our organization. We believe that to create better journalism and be relevant to all that live here, our journalism and our staff must truly reflect the rich diversity of Greater Rochester... Read more here.