A successful city magazine should fairly reflect the readership it serves. As our staff is not large, the DAC will help advise the editors on matters of diversity and help the magazine “widen its net” when it comes to covering the wide range of communities that make up our city.
The five-member Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is a volunteer group that will meet every second month with the editor and publisher of Edify.
How it Works
For our inaugural Council, two members of the community are appointed by the publisher and editor; these two selected three members from the applications received. The editor and publisher were not be part of this selection process, and won’t be involved in the selection of Council members in the future.
The first two members each serve a one-year term. They appoint the three other members who will each serve a two-year term.
Members will advise the editor on topics of diversity. This will be accomplished by having the Council review recently published issues as well as comment on future editorial plans or ideas.
To ensure we reach out to the wider community, no individual member can sit on the Council for more than two terms. As noted above, for the first term, two members will sit for one year, three members will sit for a two-year term.
Discussions at the meetings must be held in confidence.