Connect. Act. Thrive.

We live our purpose through our culture where our diverse voices, backgrounds, and experiences are fundamental to our success.  We value strength in community, progress through passion, action with purpose and belief in people.  We solve problems together, believe collaborating early and often is key to transparency and that our individuality drives innovation, broadens connections and inspires growth.

With optimism and courage, we build open and honest relationships, encourage putting ourselves in our customers shoes, experiment to find an answer, take on the big and bold through informed risk taking, own our commitments, help others rise to their best selves, respect and celebrate our diverse voices, all while having fun along the way.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity are essential to our culture and to our success as an organization.  Our behaviors drive the way we do business, including how we interact with each other, our customers, and our readers.  Inclusion is what we do, Diversity is who we are, and Equity is how we operate. When everyone can bring their whole self to work, and is included, we are a more productive and successful digital media network.

Ally Campaign

Our Ally Campaign is a company-wide initiative to educate and encourage employees to support and stand up for others in the workplace – all in effort to providing an environment where everyone feels welcomed, included, and valued. In addition, we are committed to having a workplace where everyone feels safe to have open and sometimes difficult conversations about inclusion, diversity and equity. Being an Ally isn’t just a status or identity…it’s taking action to help others and aims to educate, empower, and embrace to achieve a culture of inclusion.

Supplier Diversity

Our workforce represents diverse experiences and perspectives, which drives the way we do business and how we interact with each other, our customers, and our readers. Our Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more minority-, women-, veteran-, persons with disabilities-, and LGBTQ+-owned small businesses to opportunities within Gannett.

To learn more about our supplier diversity program, or to register your business with Gannett, please click here.

Walking the Walk

Awards, Recognition and Honors for our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Initiatives.

  • Corporate Equality Index

    For the fourth year in a row, Gannett has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2020 Corporate Equality Index – being recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

  • Forbes

    Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to highlight America’s 2021 “Best Employers for Diversity”. Making the list for the second consecutive year, Gannett is proud to be named among the best organizations for diversity.

Our Stories

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are diverse, employee driven groups joined together based on shared characteristics or life experiences – all in the pursuit of recruiting and retaining diverse talent, strengthening professional growth, personal growth, and most importantly, being inclusive without being exclusive. ERGs are diverse in membership, open to all employees, and serves as a resource for learning and building connections, whether its through membership, or as an Ally.

African American Forward

African-American Forward focuses on expanding and empowering Black Leaders at Gannett. This group provides a platform for employees of color to elevate their voices and grow their careers within a network of mentors and allies at all levels of the organization.

Our mission is to provide a culturally diverse, inclusive and supportive employee network that is voluntary, engaging and aligns with the Gannett’s core values and business objectives. We provide personal/career development, networking opportunities, and activities that promote community engagement. In addition, we focus on building cultural awareness by creating an open forum for conversations addressing race, diversity, and equality.

Asian American Forward

Asian American Forward connects and empowers Asian American employees and allies across Gannett while elevating the voices and visibility of this community in the stories we tell, the products we create and how we connect with one another.

Our mission is to build a strong community of Asian American employees and allies and foster professional development through mentorship, training and networking that helps grow employees into leadership roles within the company. We also aim to connect with our communities through outreach and content, guiding our newsrooms in fair and accurate news coverage of the Asian American community.

Family Forward

Family Forward brings together a community of caregivers who are navigating work, life and family. Whether it’s caregiving responsibilities for children, family members or loved ones, this group provides a safe space for Gannett employees to foster support for one another in sharing resources and experiences while providing guidance and encouragement.

Our mission is to support caregiving employees, acknowledge opportunities and challenges related to the ever-changing workplace and offer support through connections and programming. We work to champion a strong community around work-life management and provide a safe space for open dialogue while being a resource of support.

Interfaith Forward

Interfaith Forward welcomes, fosters, and celebrates faith and religious diversity across Gannett – focusing on educating and understanding employees of all religions, beliefs, and traditions that are reflective of the communities we serve.

Our mission is to build awareness, connect, and understand employees of all faiths and backgrounds. To do this, we focus on educational outreach, consulting our newsrooms on how to cover various faith communities, facilitating conversations and managing programs around religion, beliefs and traditions, and encouraging and supporting an environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work.

MENA Forward

MENA Forward creates a safe, supportive space committed to empowering and amplifying the voices of our Middle Eastern & North African (MENA) employees and allies across Gannett and expanding representation of this community, company, and products. This group also promotes inclusive leadership through education, mentorship, and building connections.

Our mission is to unite and empower MENA employees and allies across Gannett, amplify our voices, and strengthen our community of leaders through personal and professional development and mentorship. By creating a supportive and inclusive network and fostering open discussions and collaborations with other ERGs, we aim to create a deeper understanding of diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives that make up the MENA region within our company and the communities we serve.

Mentally Forward

Mentally Forward provides a safe space for all Gannett employees to educate, share, and embrace mental health. This group champions mental health, in opening the door for conversations, allyship, mentorship, and community to strengthen our organization as a whole.

Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive environment for all employees by increasing support and awareness for those with mental health needs, those who support people with mental health needs and, leaders and peers who want to help create a Mentally Forward experience in the workplace and at home. Our goal is to equip employees to speak openly about mental health, enable leaders to effectively assist team members with unique needs, and empower everyone in all environments.

Military Forward

Military Forward is committed to bringing together the community of veterans, active duty members, families, and allies to promote the understanding of the service community and culture, as well and helping them to transition to civilian life.

Our mission is to demonstrate inclusion and support of our military communities – providing a space for collaboration, engagement and activities through content and events. In that effort, we support veterans in career transition, provide networking and educational opportunities, offer family support to the veteran community, serve as advocates for the needs of employee service members and veterans within Gannett, and connect Gannett veterans with senior leaders who can mentor them.

Next Gen Forward

Next Gen Forward is an open forum for idea exchange for employees who want to understand and embrace generational differences that ultimately drive organizational success while making positive social and community impacts.

Our mission is to encourage and promote cross-generational collaboration and inclusion across Gannett for professionals either early in their career or at mid-career. We engage our future leaders by providing professional development opportunities, leadership skills, and innovation-driving initiatives. We also equipped them with the tools and resources to succeed professionally, through mentoring and networking opportunities across our organization.

Pride Forward

Pride Forward welcomes all Gannett employees, LGBTQ+ and Allies to join and engage in conversations and take actions to improve the lives of all people with the community regardless of orientation, gender expression, and gender identity.

Our mission is to foster positivity, safety, inclusion and development of those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual or Allied, and other marginalized communities. We accomplish this by serving as a support network in ensuring that Gannett remains a workplace that works for everyone – one with respect, inclusive programs and equal opportunities for growth and career advancement.

Vamos Forward

Vamos Forward unites and empowers Hispanics, Latinos, Latinas, Latinx, and anyone who loves and supports the array of cultures encompassed in this vast community. Our focus is to provide education and be a source of strength to the representation, advancement, and inclusion of the communities we serve.

Our mission is to grow and foster a diverse pipeline of talent that is reflective of our fast-growing community. In doing so, we will learn from one another, share challenges and successes, grow opportunities in our company in a supportive and inclusive environment, develop a strategy for recruiting and promoting talent into leadership roles, encourage and facilitate open conversations, and serve as a resource to employees in offering guidance and best practices to both our English and Spanish speaking communities.

Women Forward

Women Forward connects employees across our organization, focusing on gender equality in the workplace through understanding, leveraging, and developing the capabilities of employees at all levels through personal and professional development.

Our mission is to build a company-wide network with a focus on digital communication, shared experiences and growth. We are committed to empowering all women by driving actions that result in professional and personal growth, work-life balance and community connections, embracing and encouraging a friendly, diverse and inclusive workplace, and maintaining an employee-forward culture to unlock our highest potential.

Our ERGs In Action


@earlhopkins_, Arts & Culture Reporter at The @col @earlhopkins_, Arts & Culture Reporter at The @columbusdispatch , has some advice for employees: “Open up your schedules and join the Next Gen ERG!”

“I’ve connected with some amazing USA TODAY employees and executives, many that have become friends and mentors of mine. With their experience and willingness to share resources, I’ve grown tremendously on a personal and professional level.”

Joining and ERG is one thing, actively participating in one can help you personally and professionally. Our Next Gen Forward ERG is an open forum to encourage and promote cross-generational collaboration and inclusion across Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK. This month, members of our Next Gen Forward ERG will reflect on why they joined and what they have learned so far!
“I’m looking to get more experience in reporti “I’m looking to get more experience in reporting, writing for print, and producing video packages to add to my portfolio.” - @ccfh18 

Gannett interns have the opportunity to work on the forefront of media technology while making meaningful connections with leaders in the industry. Learn more about our program through the link in our bio. #TeamGannett
We are excited to welcome Renn Turiano to #TeamGan We are excited to welcome Renn Turiano to #TeamGannett as Senior Vice President of New Subscription Products and Revenue. Renn brings over 20 years of experience as a product and growth leader delivering exceptional customer experiences and design expertise with NBCUniversal and Amazon, among others. He will play a vital role in our evolution into a consumer-obsessed, subscription-led business. Welcome Renn!
“I’m excited for the opportunity to work in a “I’m excited for the opportunity to work in a major news market and fast-paced environment.”

There are a variety of internship opportunities and experiences across the hundreds of newsrooms in our network. Learn more about our program through the link in our bio.
"Being an ally has many meanings to me. I believe "Being an ally has many meanings to me. I believe that when it is time to stand up for the LGBTQA+ community, an ally should be there. When someone puts down the community in any fashion, I believe it’s important to say, 'I’m an ally, I support their community and what you’re saying is not okay.'
I also think it’s taking the time to say, 'I’m an ally. I don’t know everything within the community but I’m here to learn so I can support to the best of my ability.' Being an ally is always remaining open to learning how I can continuously be a better person and support system." - Raquel

This is one of the most famous quotes to come out This is one of the most famous quotes to come out of the Stonewall Riots. Uttered by Latina LGBTQ activist Sylvia Rivera, this statement served as a rallying cry for many who were afraid of the violence that occurred at Stonewall. Rivera knew the dangers, but also knew that the risk was worth the potential reward. She knew that the queer community had been put down for long enough and was ready to fight for their rights and for their voice. Participating in the riots at only 17 years old, Rivera was an inspiration to many.

"I have been a PROUD ally of the LGBTQ+ community "I have been a PROUD ally of the LGBTQ+ community since my best friend came out to me in high school. I take PRIDE in being a safe person to come out to, talk to, or confide in." - Aimee (She/Her)

Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American writer, musicia Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American writer, musician and actor. His parents are entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher, and he became widely known in appearances as a child on their television show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. 

Christine Jorgensen was one of the first people to Christine Jorgensen was one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery, and the first to publicly speak about the process. While many decried her decision as unnatural, she made the bold assertion that nature was wrong in putting her into a man’s body, and that the reassignment surgery made things right. Her advocacy aimed to normalize transgenderism and allow those who identified as trans to understand and accept themselves for who they truly are.

"Pride Month gives me the ability and space to loo "Pride Month gives me the ability and space to look back and see how far we have come as LGBTQ+ people but also sit and dream of what is yet to come on this continued fight for equality." - Kevin H
Baldwin's greatest achievement as a writer was his Baldwin's greatest achievement as a writer was his ability to address American race relations from a psychological perspective. In his essays and fiction he explored the implications of racism for both the oppressed and the oppressor, suggesting repeatedly that all people suffer in a racist climate. His intersectional identity as a black gay man contributed to his profound and highly admired perspectives.

"Pride is standing in your own shoes, and loving t "Pride is standing in your own shoes, and loving the person and journey that those shoes bear witness to." - Jackie 

Audre Lorde described herself as a “black, lesbi Audre Lorde described herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” In her writing, she frequently expressed her anger at the treatment of people of color, women, and LGBTQ folk. In the above quotation, she calls for others to express their anger. To many in the queer community, staying silent and in the closet felt like a safety blanket. However, Lorde encouraged them to step out into the light, telling them that the only true safety is in making yourself known and demanding the acceptance and respect that is your right.

"There will be people who read this and feel they "There will be people who read this and feel they aren’t strong enough to live their truth, to be themselves. Look. You’re already you. The question is how long you can live pretending to be only half of you, or to be someone else altogether. I will never again define my life choices by someone else’s shame. That is pride. " - Duante (He/Him)

DaShanne Stokes is an author, sociologist, public DaShanne Stokes is an author, sociologist, public speaker and pundit. He speaks on politics, culture, and civil rights and is known as a progressive activist. 

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