Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources

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Trans Journalists Association Style Guide

Trans Journalists Association
A collective of trans journalists making space for trans people in our industry and pushing for more accurate, responsible coverage of trans stories.

Oxygen: Crimes Related to Race, Police Brutality

MLK50: Justice Through Journalism
Memphis site launched in April 2017 as a one-year project and have grown into a full-fledged nonprofit digital news site focused on poverty, power and public policy. Site is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

National Press Club Journalism Institute: There is No Pipeline Problem
USC professor Robert Hernandez on newsroom diversity.


DIVERSITY RESOURCES

The Diversity Style Guide is a resource to “help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity. This guide, a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, brings together definitions and information from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources.

The Journalists of Color Resource Guide
A compilation of resources for journalists looking to level up their career and the newsrooms they work in. Created by Lam Thuy Vo, Disha Raychaudhuri and Moiz Syed with support from The News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

SPJ Diversity Toolbox
Essays and links to resources that will help you broaden the perspectives and voices in your work. Journalists who want to improve their reporting will find valuable help throughout these areas of the site.

DiverseSources.org
Database of experts features underrepresented voices and perspectives in science, health and environment work.

SPJ Diversity Committee Resources
Guidelines, tools and other resources.

National Press Club Journalism Institute: There is No Pipeline Problem
USC professor Robert Hernandez on newsroom diversity.

American Press Institute: Diversity and Inclusivity in Journalism

ONA Ethics: Diversity

Maynard Institute
Covers diversity issues in journalism.

Pew Study (2018): Newsroom Employees are Less Diverse Than U.S. Workers Overall

News Leaders Association: 2019 Diversity Study

Google Trends: How Diverse are U.S. Newsrooms?
The Newspaper Diversity Survey measures the percentage of women and minorities working in US newsrooms. The results from 2018’s survey are in.

Trans Journalists Association
A collective of trans journalists making space for trans people in our industry and pushing for more accurate, responsible coverage of trans stories.

Trans Journalists Association Style Guide

The 1619 Project
The Pulitzer Center and the NY Times built this site to challenge people to “reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date.” Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom.

Newseum: Civil Rights Timeline

The Journalists of Color Resource Guide

Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting
News trade organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.

Education Writers Association: EWA Reporter Guide for Inclusive Coverage

Reporting Hidden Stories
This site from the University of Missouri offers resources for journalists covering hunger and race issues.

Transgender People: A Guide for Reporters

Style Guide to Writing About Transgender People

Diverse Sources
Find expert sources.

WomenPlus: Source List
Database of expert sources.

Women Also Know Stuff Experts
More than 1,600 experts.

USC’s Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Asian American Journalists Association

Everybody In: A Journalist’s Guide To Inclusive Reporting For Journalism Students
A “thought-provoking and practical guide to help you make sure your reporting includes your whole audience. With introductions by respected journalists setting out their personal experiences of difference – from race, gender and class to sexuality, age and regionalism.” An e-book that charges you.

NLGJA Diversity Toolbox
Designed to assist journalists who don’t normally cover the LGBTQ community. The advice here is drawn from outside media experts and our own members who are professional journalists for both mainstream media and the LGBTQ press. We also offer story ideas and new ways of thinking for reporters who are experienced in covering LGBTQ life.

List of Women Fact Checkers and Experts on Disinformation in India

Navigating the Hate Beat
Slides from IRE 19 on how to cover hate groups and other issues.

Latino News Media Map
An interactive map and directory of nearly 600 Latino news media outlets in the United States and Puerto Rico and a companion to the “State of the Latino News Media Report” by the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

JSafe app
RJI is looking for beta testers for a new app built to help female journalists fight against harassment, bullying and assault. Users can document incidents by uploading the attacker’s email or social media handles. The app also allows users to store any photo or video evidence they might have and indicate the level of threat. The journalists can also request a follow up for resources from the Coalition for Women in Journalism whether it’s to seek out a lawyer, therapist or other assistance.

National Gay Journalists Association

National Association for Minorities in Communications

U.S. Commision on Civil Rights
Clearinghouse for several diversity issues.

ACLU.org

Anti-Defamation League
Organization has background information on various hate groups and terrorists.

Diversityinc.com
Warehouse site uses news stories and depth reporting to cover diversity in the business world.

One World.net
Not your garden-variety politics site, but you can search a superb database on human rights issues by country or topic.

PBS’ Power of an Illusion
Explore traits of all races. Site includes many interesting statistics and facts.

Everybody In: A Journalist’s Guide To Inclusive Reporting For Journalism Students
A “thought-provoking and practical guide to help you make sure your reporting includes your whole audience. With introductions by respected journalists setting out their personal experiences of difference – from race, gender and class to sexuality, age and regionalism.” An e-book that charges you.

The Guardian: Best Reporting Practices for Covering Neo Nazis and White Supremacists
Links to best coverage and offers advice on best practices.

Human Rights Watch

Witness.org
A video-based site dealing with human rights issues. Very cool.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Offers links, books and background on tolerance issues.

Tolerance.org
Part of the Southern Poverty Law Center site.

Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance
Multimedia resources on the Holocaust, hate sites and related topics.

Bayard Rustin History
Online historical site about the civil rights leader.

The New York Times on the Web: How Race is Lived in America
A landmark series on race relations in America, and how it affects almost every aspect of life but is little understood or discussed.

Coronavirus Facts Alliance Database in Spanish

Latam Chequea Coronavirus Project
Unites 28 fact-checking organizations from 16 Latin American countries and Spain, aims to help journalists and checkers to cover coronavirus so they can find reliable information more quickly and simply.

Native American Rhymes
A history site full of great, hard-to-find facts.

BlackAmericaWeb.com
News and commentary that’s not in the mainstream press.

National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media
Focuses on teams and schools using Native American nicknames.

Native News Online
Clearinghouse of stories on Native American issues.

New California Media
An association of more than 400 ethnic organizations.

Blackvoices.com
News and updates site from the Tribune company.

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

African Burial Ground
This site looks at the graveyard containing the remains of more than 400 17th- and 18th-century African in New York and how they should pay respects to them.

BET Network
News and programming from Black Entertainment Television.

LatinAmericaPress.org

Fight for Your Rights
MTV site covers race, social issues.

PBS Frontline: Race and Religion

IndyPressNY’s Ethnic Press Guide

Prime Point Foundation
The only non-profit trust promoted by any Indian public relations agency for promoting pr and communication awareness.

American Family Immigration History Center
A cool database that helps you trace immigration through NYC. Example: Enter the name of a passenger who came to America through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
More than 2,500 pages on black history.

Chicago Tribune: Race in America

Tolerance.org
Part of the Southern Poverty Law Center, this site offers news updates and an interactive tolerance quiz.

African-American Sites in the Digital Collections of the Library of Congress

Stateline.org: Gay Marriage Issue
A clearinghouse of stories and links on the topic.

Indianz.com

Native Times

Nativeweb.org

Diversity Job Board
The site’s goal is to “make a connection between job seekers and recruiters and to provide a strong Diversity brand for its Corporate members. This connection is accomplished by providing job seekers with thousands of positions to search for, matching many different professional sectors and experience levels.

RushmoreDrive.com
Site features a search engine that produces results focused on African-American web users. It’s done by mapping ZIP codes with large black populations to determine results. The site also features news, employment related options as well.

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

Reporting Civil Rights

PBS: Soldiers Without Swords — The Black Press

Oxygen: Crimes Related to Race, Police Brutality

MLK50: Justice Through Journalism
Memphis site launched in April 2017 as a one-year project and have grown into a full-fledged nonprofit digital news site focused on poverty, power and public policy. Site is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Latin American Journalism Handbook

FCC Diversity Resource Directory

LSU: The Forum on Media Diversity

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

National Federation of Press Women

Alliance for Women in Media

Center for Education and Study of Diverse Populations

EbonyJet.com
Web site for Ebony and Jet magazines, which cover African-American culture, celebrity and lifestyle.

CNBC: How to Be a Better Ally for Your Black Co-Workers

Center for the Study of Social Policy: Recognizing Race in Language

NPR: Black Journalists Weigh in on Newsroom Reckoning


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