A resource that contains more than 700 terms related to race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender identity, drugs, alcohol, and geography to help writers, journalists, and other media professionals write with accuracy and authority about a multicultural world.
Writers can browse The Diversity Style Guide to help them figure out the best way to describe people or situations when they refer to those in groups or communities to which they don’t belong.
The Diversity Style Guide contains more than 700 terms related to race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender identity, drugs and alcohol, and geography. You can browse the stylebook by letter or by category using one of the topic glossaries.
The website is supported by grants from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. It is edited by Rachele Kanigel, a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University.
Most of the terms were taken, with permission, from these organizations and their style or media reference guides:
- Asian American Journalists Association and its Handbook to Covering Asian America
- Densho Encyclopedia
- Gender Spectrum
- GLAAD and the GLAAD Media Reference Guide, 10th Edition
- Media Takes: On Aging, a publication of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
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