Covering diverse communities is now part of every journalist's daily work, but for many, reporting on communities they do not belong to and are not familiar with can pose many challenges, including making decisions about the language used in stories.
To help journalists write with more authority and consideration, but also to ensure stories are accurate, the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University launched The Diversity Style Guide.
The free resource covers around 700 terms linked to ethnicity, immigration, disability, sexuality, gender identity, geography, drugs and alcohol.
You can search the guide by category, letter, or simply type the word for which you need more information.
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