Today's reporters need to understand differences and be able to report on diverse individuals and communities accurately and sensitively. This inexpensive and slim pocketbook is the perfect supplement to help your students achieve these crucial contemporary skills.

Examining Diversity

Examining diversity

Throughout the book, certain terms will be interchangeable. In the spirit of the book topic, we asked when we were unsure of what to call certain groups. Chapter 9, “Going to the Source,” explains reasons we found for terms used for different ethnic groups. For example, The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual uses the term black, not African American (Goldstein, 1998). Black covers a broader group, including American-born blacks, recent African immigrants, Haitians and Jamaicans. We use both terms and use the exact terms interviewees used. Some newer textbooks are using African American, yet the leading journalists organizations are named the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Black Media Coalition.

Native American is used for American Indian. Some newspapers have ...

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