About

The Diverse Sources Database is NPR’s resource for journalists who believe in the value of diversity and share our goal to make public radio look and sound like America.

Originally called Source of the Week, the database launched in 2013 as a way help journalists at NPR and member stations expand the racial/ethnic diversity of the experts they tap for stories.

We feature experts of color across a wide range of topics in the Source of the Week newsletter. Subscribe here.

Got a great source we should feature? Tell us.

Follow us on Twitter: @SourceOfTheWeek.

The database is maintained by the NPR Training team.

One more thing — people leave their jobs, and schools/employers don’t always remove their information. While we do regular sweeps to keep the database up to date, checking LinkedIn and/or Twitter before you reach out would be wise.

The database was fully verified and updated in April 2021.

The Diverse Sources Database site was designed by Chelsea Conrad and Holly J. Morris of the NPR Training team.