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.

Preparing for a Diversity Story

Preparing for a diversity story

Preparing for the diversity story includes all the techniques of preparing for any news story. First, there must be “news.” News is a report of a recent event. For example, “A five-alarm fire destroyed most of the old Wells Fargo building in downtown Fremont early today.” A diversity angle might be that the building had been donated for use by the community as a rehabilitation center for the disabled.

News is also a report of current events, such as the status of a legislative battle over whether gambling should be legalized within the state. A diversity angle might be the response of Native Americans who would feel the competition because of legalized gambling already in operation on ...

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