Covering stories of interest, relevance to diverse readers, viewers builds an audience
Including multiple voices on college and professional media staffs and the stories they cover should be part of a commitment to diversity.
As college media look to increase diversity in their staffs and cover diverse stories with accuracy and balance,
The style guide website notes it is a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, based at the Journalism Department at San Francisco State University, and says, in part: “The center’s mission is to make journalism more inclusive from the classroom to the newsroom. An earlier version of The Diversity Style Guide was produced in the 1990s by CIIJ’s News Watch Program with help from many journalism organizations.”
The website includes the updated Diversity Style Guide, as well as several others:
- Readings and Resources pageon the CMA Diversity Summit website.
- “Explore campus diversity with effective coverage”in College Media Review.
- AAJA Handbook to Covering Asian America
- Gender Spectrum Guide to Gender Terminology
- GLAAD Media Reference Guide
- Media Takes: On Aging Style Guide
- NABJ Style Guide
- National Center on Disability and Journalism Style Guide
- National Institute on Drug Abuse Media Guide
- Neutrois: LGBTQ Terms
- NLGJA Stylebook on LGBT Terminology
- Race Forward Race Reporting Guide
- Religion Stylebook
- Style Guide: Reporting on Mental Health
From CMR Editor