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Diversity Committee
On both chapter and national levels, SPJ provides an open forum for the discussion of diversity issues in journalism. This committee's purpose is to promote a broader voice in newsrooms across the country and expand the depth and quality of news reports through better sourcing. Its ongoing project is the compilation of experts — primarily women, gays and lesbians, people of color and people with disabilities — through the Society's Diversity Source Book. The Society's relevance to its member is based on inclusiveness.

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Searching the Sourcebook
To search, check one or more of the topic boxes, then scroll down to the bottom and click “search.”

You can limit your original search by state, “minority voice” or other choices — but the more you limit the search, the fewer results you will get.

If you know the name or organization of the source you are seeking, fill in any of the “personal information” blanks.

See the Diversity Toolbox for essays on how to make your work more inclusive and for comprehensive links to other resources.


Diversity Committee Chair

April Bethea
Online Producer
The Charlotte Observer
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Bio (click to expand) April Bethea is an online producer at The Charlotte Observer where she helps highlight, curate and create content for their website and other digital platforms. She joined the online team in 2013 after more than eight years as a reporter covering topics including county government, education, and breaking news.

Bethea is secretary of the Greater Charlotte SPJ chapter. She was a 2013 SPJ Diversity Leadership Fellow and a 2013 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute graduate. Nashville will be her third Excellence in Journalism conference.

Bethea also is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and served as president of its Charlotte chapter when it re-launched nearly a decade ago. She was a fellow this spring with the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.

Outside of work, Bethea volunteers with Hands on Charlotte and enjoys attending local theatre productions when she can.


Georgiana Vines, vice chair
Retired Associate Editor
Knoxville News Sentinel
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