School of Communication & Journalism

Additional Resources

Below are DEI and professional development resources as well as tools and articles for communication and journalism students and others. Suggestions for additional resources may be sent to


Journalism and Communication Tools

  • Journalist's Toolbox: A guide for journalists on how to approach multicultural or diversity issues in an accurate and sensitive manner. It discusses the topics of hunger, race, immigration, poverty, etc. and how journalists can go about covering them in an authoritative way.
  • The Authentic Voice: Journalists are able to better understand the importance of inclusion and covering news for groups that usually get excluded based on race, religion, economic status, etc.
  • The Diversity Style Guide provides a guide for AP Style for reporters covering diversity or diverse populations.
  • The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma advocates ethical and thorough reporting of trauma, as well as compassionate and professional treatment for those being covered. Additionally, the resource educates journalists on the science and psychological aspects of trauma before covering the issue.
  • The Harvard University Press has a catalog of resources for journalists, as well as a way to contact publishers and representatives of media for further information about a piece.
  • Reporting Hidden Stories examines how to cover race in different areas of reporting.
  • Islam for Journalists: A downloadable e-book for covering Muslim communities in America.
  • Bias Busters teaches reporters respect, accuracy, authority and accessibility through resources about race, veterans, faith and ethnicity.
  • The Aspen Institute: This site offers a process on how journalists should cover racial inequality and provides a list of 10 steps to use when dealing with a topic such as racial injustice.
  • American Press Institute encourages journalists to get involved with diverse programs to better understand the different groups of people.
  • Racial Equity Resource Guide provides resources for finding organizations that involve minorities and focuses on racial healing to bridge the racial divides.
  • Guidance for Reporting and Writing About Racism, a posting from Syracuse University, outlines five considerations journalist should be aware of when reporting and writing about race and racism.

Approaches that Help Bridge Divides




Race and Ethnicity

  • Bias Busters: Cultural Competence Guides, a Michigan State developed series of guides addressing questions and answers on cultural competence.
  • The Auburn Korea Center - King Sejong Institute provides students, faculty, staff and the wider Auburn community with an avenue to better understand and connect with Auburn's growing Korean and Korean-American population through language and culture instruction. 
  • Journalist's Resource "Model Minority": Focuses on the “model minority” stereotype put on Asians and Asian Americans that can limit understanding.
  • Racial Equity Resource Guide provides resources for finding organizations that involve minorities and focuses on racial healing to bridge the racial divides. Articles discuss racial disparities and racial equity as well as how society can help close the gap through research, support services, and community engagement.




For more information

Debra Worthington

Debra Worthington
School Director
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Last Updated: May 25, 2022