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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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Rebecca Aguilar
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Ivette Davila-Richards, vice chair
Freelance journalist
@IDRichards

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Janet Cho
Business Reporter
The Plain Dealer
@janetcho

Jason Parsley
Executive Editor
South Florida Gay News
@jeparsley

Dr. Tracy Everbach
Journalism professor
University of North Texas
@TracyEverbach

Eleanore Vega
Los Angeles Bureau Chief
CBS News

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The Whole Story: Diversity Tips and Tools
Definition of Diversity

What does “diversity” mean to you?

Keith Woods, group leader in reporting, writing and editing for the Poynter Institute, says excellent, ethical journalism honors the core principles of truth, accuracy, fairness and balance. To be complete, journalists must bring the fullest possible range of people and issues into their work. This means…

Inclusion: Include in your coverage those who have frequently been left out of the news, particularly black people, Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, white women, gays, lesbians, and poor people of all races.

Covering the under-covered: Find the people whose stories aren’t being told and tell them. Locate stories that help your readers understand the people and the world around them.

Mitigating bias & prejudice: Strive to tell stories that are free of euphemisms and stereotypes. Examine the framing of stories for unchecked bias.

(From Keith Woods, “A Complete Picture”)


The Whole Story
Immigration reporting: How to advance it and make it original
Black Americans: The best journalists know their history
Covering the heart of poverty, not just its victims
Reporting on the same-sex marriage debate
The Definition of Diversity
Diversity Style Guides Roundup
Build Some Background
Covering the heart of poverty


Diversity
News/Articles
Diversity Toolbox
Sourcebook Teaching Plan
Anti-Profiling Guidelines
The Whole Story: Tips & Tools
Diversity Committee


Who's News?
Quill: Stories About Diversity
View all entries
– From intern to owner: Ten with Katherine Rowlands
– Ten with Jacqueline Thomas
– Ten with New York Times Bureau Chief Manny Fernandez

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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