New Directions in Diversity A New Approach to Covering America's Multicultural Communities

ISBN-10: 1933338040

ISBN-13: 9781933338040

Edition: 2006

Authors: George Padgett

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Journalists and students learn how to report on the issues important to diverse communitiesnbsp;with the tips in this handbook. Beginning with a discussion on what diversity means and why it is important, the textbook provides a detailed roadmap for teaching and learning about diverse communities and suggestions for beginning what is often a difficult community conversation. Hundreds of professional tips demonstrate how to better cover multicultural communities with individual chapters on specific audiences, including African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Arab Americans, gay men and lesbians, people with disabilities, and people of varying faith, age, and economic class. Activities for teaching and learning about diverse communities help journalists and educators bringnbsp;the issue of diversity into the newsroom and classroom.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The What, When and How of Diversity Including a Roadmap for a New Approach
What Is Diversity?
Diversity Within Diversity
Some Troubling Terms
What to Do About White People
All About The Numbers
Diversity Scorecard
So What is Diversity?
Activity: Community Profile
Why Is Diversity Important?
How Ethics Relates to Diversity
Poynter's Ten Questions
Atonement As a Rationale for Increasing Diversity
Diversity and Profit
Diversity Is Good Journalism
Why Do Diversity?
Activity: Community Survey
Achieving Diversity: A Roadmap for Success
Mixed Results
Roadmap to Diversity
A Guide to Teachers and Learners in an Academic Setting
A Guide to Teachers and Learners in an Professional Setting
Activity: Mapping Your Future
The Conversation: Moving Forward
Beginning the Discussion
Setting Long-Term Goals
Activity: Beginning Your Conversation
Covering Diverse Communities
Tips for Reporting on Difference
Research Diversity
Be Careful What You Say and How You Say It
Tips from the Pros on Covering Diverse Communities
Some Final Thoughts
Activity: Examine Community and Personal Bias
Covering Black People in America
Black Journalists Contribute to the Solution
Language and Stereotypes
What Can You Do?
Getting the Right Words
Covering the Hispanic Community
The Latin America-Central America Conundrum
Going Beyond the Illegal Immigrant Story
Tips on Covering the Hispanic Community
It's the Right Thing to Do
Getting the Right Words
Covering the "Model Minority"
Who's Asian, Who's Not
Tips for Better Coverage of Asian Americans
Recognize Stereotypes
Getting the Right Words
Covering Native Americans
Native American 101
Learning the Native American Beat
Tips for Reporting on Native Americans
Getting the Right Words
Covering Arab Americans in a Post 9/11 World
Who Are Arab Americans?
The Arab-Islam-Muslim Confusion
Covering Muslims and Arab Americans
Getting the Right Words
Gay Men and Lesbians Take Center Stage
Preparing to Cover LGBT Issues
Guidelines for Covering LGBT People
Sorting Out the Terms
Getting the Right Words
Reporting on People with Disabilities
The Language of Disability
Tips for Reporting on People with Disabilities
Getting the Right Words
Covering Other "Isms" of Diversity
Covering Religion
Ageism and Media Today
Covering Class and Poverty
Still More "Isms"
Getting the Right Words
Activities, Assignments, and Resources to Improve Diversity Reporting
Exercises to Break the Ice
Ten Questions
Take One Step Forward or Backward
Name That Group
Racial Passing and Privilege
Listening Posts and Connections
Listening Post Learning Experience
Pushing the Edges
Listening Post Tips from the Pros
Assignment Combining Research and Connection
Incorporating Service into Listening Post Exercises
It Works
Change in Perspective
Perspective Shift - Disability
Getting at Personal Bias
The "Bias" Assignment
The Power of a Word
Methodology
The Lesson
Opening Discussion
The Transition
Summary
Diversity and Ethics
Ethical Situations Involving Issues of Diversity
Story Stances
Mapping Your Daily World
Creating New Maps
Editing for Fairness: Reporting on Disability
Playing "The Newsroom Diversity Game"
A Diversity of Voices
Diversity Resources
The Best of the Web
Offline Resources
Film and Video
Guide to Diversity Terms
Reference Notes
Index
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