One cannot ignore the role that journalists play in influencing the public’s perception of the social and political world around us. This capacity bears the responsibility for offering fair and unbiased coverage and seeking out a variety of voices and perspectives. Adapted from an article published on Poynter by Jeremy Caplan, we have compiled a list of resources that are in support of the shift towards diversity and inclusion within journalism. 
  • Collaborative Journalism is a collection of guides that will broaden how you think about your readers, viewers, and listeners. Created by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and Project Facet, this collection is intended to help newsrooms design and manage effective, equitable, and meaningful collaborative journalism projects in the service of audiences.
  • The Diversity Style Guide brings together definitions and information related to race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender identity, drugs and alcohol, and geography. What started as a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, allows journalists and other media professionals to navigate a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity.
  • is a database of experts helping journalists include more underrepresented voices and perspectives in their science, health, and environment work.

The lack of diverse and fair visual representation combined with the constant display of negative stereotypes in the media needs to be addressed and these resources are helping. 

Thursday, 11 February 2021

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