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Breaux Symposium-based Publication "Ethnic Media and Political Participation"

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Our engagement with Ethnic media journalists in Canada

Forum's participation in the colloquium on "U.S.-European best practices exchange" on diversity

Forum's coverage of NABJ Conference in 2010

Our work with Louisiana Ethnic Media (a page from the older version of our website)


Our site and publications are used as reference point/resources by the following organiations and resource sites

AEJMC's Journalism and Mass Communication Leadership Institute for Diversity

ASJMC's Publicaiton & Documents section

ASJMC's Diversity Booklet (under "Resources")

Call for Applications: AEJMC's Institute for Diverse Leadership

AEJMC News Eligibility: Applicants must be associate or full professors interested in administration and/or journalism and communication practitioners who have moved into the academy and have a minimum of three full-time years in an academic setting. The program is for people of color and women.

Application Deadline: March 19

Click here for more information about this call for application

International Reporting Project (IRP) is ending its programs this month

Logo of International Reporting Project(January 31, 2018 | IRP) - The International Reporting Project (IRP) is ending its programs effective this month (February), according to the project director's farewell message.

BBC Denies Gender Bias as Women Staff Denounce Unequal Pay

(February 4, 2018 | Reuters via DiversityInc.) - Women working for the BBC have complained they are paid less than men in equivalent jobs and accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at Britain’s public broadcaster.

GLAAD: America Suddenly Isn’t Comfortable With LGBT People

By Samantha Ellen
(January 25, 2018 | Daily Beast) - The theory that LGBT acceptance in America will only ever increase over time is a reassuring one. The only problem is that it may not be true.

A new survey commissioned by the LGBT media-advocacy group GLAAD and conducted by The Harris Poll found that fewer non-LGBT adults reported being comfortable with their LGBT peers than in previous years.

CNN Guest Called Out For Using Asians To Defend Trump's Comments

(January 12, 2018 | HuffPost) - A conservative commentator got called out for perpetuating a stereotype that has long hurt Asian immigrants during a CNN discussion Thursday night about President Donald Trump’s reported labeling of Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”

Carrie Sheffield attempted to argue that Trump isn’t as anti-immigrant or racist as those comments suggested.

The president “said he would welcome immigrants from Asia so he is open to accepting people from other countries.”

Mexican Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro wins Directors Guild top award for ‘The Shape of Water’

(Feb. 4, 2018 | Reuters via DiversityInc.) - Hollywood directors named Guillermo del Toro the best film director of 2017 for “The Shape of Water” on Saturday, placing the Mexican filmmaker and the film in a strong position for the movie world’s top honors, the Oscars, in March.

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the leading industry group representing film and television directors, chose Jordan Peele as best first-time feature film director for the offbeat horror film “Get Out,” which has four Oscar nominations including best picture and for Peele as best director.

The Lack of Oscar Nods for Latino Actors Points to Chronic Under-Representation in Film

(January 24, 2018 | Variety) - The glaring absence of Latino nominees in any of the Oscar acting categories announced Tuesday underscores the struggle of activists who have long called on the major studios to do more to serve their most loyal film audience.

The demise of Chief Wahoo: Cleveland’s logo phase-out is a small win in the fight against racist mascots

By Graham Lee Brewer
(Feb. 2, 2018 | High Country News) - Many Native Americans across the country applauding this week’s decision by the Cleveland Indians to phase out the use of their Chief Wahoo logo. The red-faced caricature of a Native man with a wide-toothed grin and a single feather has been decried as racist for decades. While the baseball team will continue to sell items adorning the logo in its stadium shop, players will no longer wear it on the field, nor will it appear as the team’s official logo.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: No Indigenous Women, No Women's Movement

Indigenous Women's March
Indigenous women wearing red to honor and remember missing and murdered indigenous women lead marchers in downtown Seattle during the 2018 Women's March. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

(Jan. 23, 2018 | TruthDig) - It is no secret that, beginning with the first wave of feminism, the women’s movement has been a white woman’s crusade. While white women championed suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, black and indigenous women still were fighting for their personhood, not yet even considered human by the white race and simply not in the privileged position to be discontented with their inability to vote.


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