Diversity Style Guide
Most of us in the PR industry hold the AP style book in reverence. It’s something that helps standardize our writing for print and online publications. Broadcast journalists have a looser adaptation of the guide as they have been deviating from the style book for years. The onset of citizen journalism has gone even further from the guide, especially with platforms that have word or character counts.
We’ve shared about the National Center on Disability and Journalism Style Guide.
Now there’s something else to add to the mix. It’s the Diversity Style Guide.
The Diversity Style Guide was initially a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University (SFSU). It is edited by a professor of journalism and supported by a grant from SFSU, along with a grant from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The Diversity Style Guide is described as a resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity.
It features definitions and information from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources. It also contains more than 700 terms related to race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender identity, drugs and alcohol, and geography.
It’s new and is a work in progress. You can also contribute, by clicking here.