Congratulations to the Des Moines Register, the 2017 Partner of the Year.
The Des Moines Register has been a Six Pillar Partner of The Ray Center since 2011. As an avid supporter of good character and civility, The Des Moines Register has helped The Ray Center recognize and acknowledge individuals across the state of Iowa making a positive impact on others.
The Des Moines Register offers a content-rich environment full of news and information to Iowa readers. Using their platform and statewide presence, The Des Moines Register works hard to demonstrate good character and spread The Ray Center’s mission to improve civility and develop ethical leaders throughout the world.
In 2011, The Des Moines Register consulted with The Ray Center on the issue of incivility being displayed with their online comments section. Determined to set an example of accountability, The Des Moines Register was one of the first large chain U.S. news outlets to require commenters to log in using their Facebook accounts to post comments instead of using anonymous usernames.