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Center for Journalism and Democracy
The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University is the first-of-its-kind academic center committed to strengthening historically-informed, pro-democracy journalism. The Center is led by founder Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Knight Chair in Race and Journalism.

The Open Notebook: Diversity and Inclusion Resources
A collection of dozens of its articles and resource pages centered on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Reporting on Latino/a/x Communities: A Guide for Journalists
Textbook from Routledge.

Public Health Resources for Understanding Environmental Racism

Organizations

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Asian American Journalists Association

South Asian Journalists Association

Native American Journalists Association

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.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS)

Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)

DisabledWriters.com

Center for Journalism and Democracy
The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University is the first-of-its-kind academic center committed to strengthening historically-informed, pro-democracy journalism. The Center is led by founder Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Knight Chair in Race and Journalism.

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.

Women’s Media Center She Source

Maynard Institute
Covers diversity issues in journalism.

The 19th
A nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

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.

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

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.


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Finding Diverse Sources

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

API: Source Matters
Track and improve the diversity of sources in your news stories.

SPJ Resources for Diverse Coverage

Sources of Color
This online platform connects journalists with subject matter experts and people of color who have stories to tell. Sources of Color uses customized matching to connect journalists with a diverse pool of potential interviewees.

NPR Diverse Sources Database
Find experts from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the media. Includes a featured “source of the week.”

AAJA Studio: Diverse Sources
Organized by a variety of diversity and civil rights topics.

Editors of Color: Database of Diverse Databases

WomenPlus: Source List
Database of expert sources.

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


Guides, Research and Reference Material

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.

Language, Please
A living resource for all journalists and storytellers seeking to thoughtfully cover evolving social, cultural and identity-related topics. With guidance, tools, and access to inclusivity readers, it offers necessary context to help newsrooms make informed decisions about the language we use. Language, Please was established by Vox Media with funding from the Google News Initiative’s Innovation Challenge. It features a style guide, an interactive edit test, tips for improving diversity in news coverage, and a directory of inclusivity readers.

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.

AP Stylebook: Race-Related Coverage
Guidance on terms, spelling, capitalization, etc.

GIJN/NAJA Guide for Indigenous Investigative Journalists
This unique guide is designed to encourage Indigenous journalists across the world and to empower them with tips, tools and sources for information. It covers data journalism, land ownership, criminal justice, climate crisis and more.

Conscious Style Guide
A series of style guides that focus on people with disabilities, race, etc.

The Open Notebook: Diversity and Inclusion Resources
A collection of dozens of its articles and resource pages centered on diversity, equity and inclusion.

NABJ Style Guide
List of racial identifiers, capitalization, links to other style resources, etc.

Race Forward: Best Practices for Journalists Reporting on Police Killings of Black and Brown People

SPJ and Trans Journalists Association Race & Gender Hotline
SPJ has partnered with experienced Black and LGBT journalists and educators, including the Trans Journalists Association. They’ll offer concrete advice for your specific reporting questions.

Media Style Guide for Reporting on Sex and Gender
This guide provides accurate and ethical language to use when reporting on on issues related to sex and gender identity, sexual orientation, and women’s rights. It provides specific and detailed guidance for journalists reporting on violence and discrimination against women and girls, sexual orientation and LGB issues, and issues related to trans identities. The Guide also contains definitions of commonly misused terms, resources for dispelling misinformation, and a list of expert sources for reporters on related topics.

SPJ Diversity Committee Resources
Guidelines, tools and other resources.

The Journalists of Color Resource Guide

Guidelines for Inclusive Journalism
Resources from the Seattle Times.

Transgender People: A Guide for Reporters

Trans Journalists Association Style Guide

Style Guide to Writing About Transgender People

Diverse Sources
Find expert sources.

Education Writers Association: EWA Reporters Guide for Inclusive Coverage

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.

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

Latin American Journalism Handbook

SPJ Ethics Central
Aggregation of links on ethics and diversity issues.

National Council for the Training of Journalists (UK) 2022 Diversity in Journalism Report

NAHJ Cultural Competence Handbook

NAJA Tribal Nations Media Guide

GLAAD: Reporting on the Bisexual Community Guide

National Center on Disability and Journalism Style Guide

Nieman Reports: How Journalists Can Better Serve Immigrant Communities

Source: Sincerely, Leaders of Color
P. Kim Bui and Emma Carew Grovum write about issues, link to job opportunities and more.

Black Illustrations
A series of free digital designs of black people for your next online project. You can use these images in mobile apps, product launches, buyer personas, websites and more.

BEA Diversity Links and Resources

Center for Aging Better Free Photo Archive
Free images of people over 50.

Journalist’s Resource: Race and the Newsroom: 7 Studies to Know

Reporting on Latino/a/x Communities: A Guide for Journalists
Textbook from Routledge.

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

Nationwide Directory of Black Media
A map and directory from the Center for Community Media at the CUNY Newmark School.

CUNY Newmark School: Anti-Racism Guide (in Spanish)

BlackNews.com: List of African American Newspapers and Websites

Center for Community Media Diversity Maps and Directories
This page puts all of the CUNY project’s resources on one page: Black Media Map and Directory, Border Media Map and Directory, Latino Media Database and Immigration Media Database.

Justice Map
A high resolution map of race and income powered by the US Census. Includes open data layers that you can use to make your own maps, an API, and a Spatial Justice Test to do your own spatial analysis.

Public Health Resources for Understanding Environmental Racism

IWMF: Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund

Media Diversity Forum
This site curated articles, analyses and academic research on the topics of media and diversity. This site can be a good background research resource for a journalist working on the stories covering diverse identities.

ONA Ethics: Diversity

Poynter: 5 Questions Reporters and Editors Should Ask to Diversify Their Sources

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

Financial Times: Race in America — Why Data Matters

Newseum Civil Rights Timeline
Sign up for a free account to use it.

ONA Info Inequality Database
A database of resources for journalists to engage underrepresented communities and ensure info equity.

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.

News Leaders Association: 2019 Diversity Study

Newseum: Civil Rights Timeline

Journalist’s Resource: Race and the Newsroom: Seven Studies to Know

Journalist’s Resource: How Journalists cover Asian Americans — Four Studies

Center for Media Engagement: Connective Democracy
This page on the Center for Media Engagement website is dedicated to information/resources on how journalists can help bridge societal divides. Resources are regularly added to the page.

OpenNews: DEI Coalition Slack
The DEI Coalition For Anti-Racist, Equitable, and Just Newsrooms.

Journalism Source Diversity Dashboard and Monitor
A WordPress plug-in for your website that helps reporters visualize source-diversity proportions for quotes in their article drafts as well as published pieces. Includes instructions on how to download and install the plug-in.

Syracuse University: Guidance for Reporting and Writing About Racism
Offers five things to consider when writing about racism.

NPR Public Editor: An Infusion of Inclusion into the News

Readings About Journalism Ethics and Diversity
Compiled by Syracuse journalism professor Aileen Gallagher, Syracuse University.

Native News Online
Coverage of the Native American community.

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

Hispanic Heritage Month

Poynter: How Can We Better Serve LGBTQ 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. It also offers story ideas and new ways of thinking for reporters who are experienced in covering LGBTQ life.

Journalist’s Resource: Five Studies on How Media Portray Latinos

”Leavers”: A Survey of 101 Journalists of Color

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.

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.

Civil Rights Data Collection
The Civil Rights Data Collection is a biennial survey required by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights since 1968. It collects data from a universe of all public local educational agencies and schools, including juvenile justice facilities, charter schools, alternative schools and schools serving students with disabilities.

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.

Human Rights Watch

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

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.

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.

Journalism and Jim Crow
Resources to use the award-winning book Journalism and Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America in the classroom and newsrooms. Journalists must know this history if diversity efforts in newsrooms are to be successful.

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

Humaaans
Mix-&-match free illustrations of people with a design library.

Pexels
Body diversity photo library.

Nappy.co
Rights-free images of people of color.

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.

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

PBS Frontline: Race and Religion

IndyPressNY’s Ethnic Press Guide

Journal-isms
Richard Prince’s diversity news, shorts and commentary.

The Journalist’s Resource: Six Reporting Tips for Covering Islam in America

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

FCC Diversity Resource Directory

LSU: The Forum on Media Diversity

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

Alliance for Women in Media

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

NPR: Black Journalists Weigh in on Newsroom Reckoning

GIJN: Databases of Female Experts

Women Plus: Tech Experts

Sourcelist
Diverse experts in tech policy


Covering Juneteenth

History.com: What is Juneteenth?

Britannica: Juneteenth Background

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Juneteenth

Congressional Research Service: Juneteenth Fact Sheet

NY Times: Juneteenth – History of a New Holiday

NPR: Juneteenth Special Series

AP News Coverage of Juneteenth

Washington Post: Four Meaningful Ways to Recognize Juneteenth

Juneteenth Foundation: News and Media Coverage

Southern Poverty Law Center: Juneteenth

What Employers Need to Know About Juneteenth


Black History Month

Biography.com: Black History

History.com: Black History Month

AfricanAmericanHistory.gov

National Museum of African American History & Culture

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.

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

Time: How Black History Month Started


MLK Day

NobelPrize.org: Martin Luther King Jr. Bio

History.com: Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes and Facts

Britannica.com: Martin Luther King Speeches

YouTube: Martin Luther King Speeches

Biography: MLK Quotes

Americorps: MLK Day of Service

USA Today: How MLK Day Became a National Holiday

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.

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

Maynard Institute
Covers diversity issues in journalism.


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