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.
Chapter 9: Going to the Source
Going to the Source
Following are some valuable professional guidelines for reporting on different races, multicultural groups, the disabled, different lifestyles, older adults and women. Even though the information in this chapter comes from the diverse groups themselves, remember always to ask the interviewee how he or she wants to be identified.
As a writer, photographer or artist, your job is to be aware of covering your community. In whichever state or city you work, urban or rural, you need to be aware of the different groups to whom you are writing as well as about whom you are writing. As a media professional, you will find it helpful to put together a diversity resource notebook of names and groups involved in your ...