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Interview with Dr. Subervi-Velez on "The News Media in Puerto Rico"
Analysis: Comforting soundtracks from the summer of 2020?
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PBS Newshour: Preserving the history of America’s first black filmmakers

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The Media Diversity Forum is designed to serve inclusiveness by seeking resources, supporting research, stimulating dialogue, sponsoring programs and sharing techniques.

A project of the Manship School of Mass Communication, LSU.


Nielsen: Major brands funded hate speech online

A Nielsen study reveals how major brands funded hate speech websites or digital content. Between 2020 and first quarter of 2021, more than 1,200 website URLs containing hate speech against people of Asian descent had advertisements from major brands.

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")

Tributes to Dr. Ralph Izard

Headshot of Dr. Ralph Izard
Dr. Ralph Izard
Photo Credit: LSU Manship School

(September 9, 2020) -At the Media Diversity Forum, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Ralph Izard, founder of LSU’s Media Diversity Forum and its Executive Director, on September 3.

With Dr. Izard’s passing, the world has lost a legend in journalism education and a champion of diversity in journalism and media education. He left a legacy that will continue on in the work by his students who are now journalism educators, journalists, communicators, and the others who he had inspired. Continue reading...

Campus Events

Broussard seen interacting with Ohio University Journalism students
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Black press wrote about both "points of pride" and challenges in the Black community, says Broussard

(Ohio University News) - This year’s recipient of the Guido H. Stempel Award for Journalism and Mass Communication Research, LSU professor Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard, told Ohio University students and faculty that the Black press wrote about points of pride in the African Americans community, rather than focusing only on challenges facing the readers of those newspapers. Continue to read more about Dr. Broussard's lecture on Black Press and her award.

Erin Haines Whack

Errin Haines Whack, national writer for The Associated Press, discusses coverage of minorities during the era of President Donald Trump at the 10th annual Schuneman Symposium at Ohio University. The program was sponsored by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Visual Communication. Whack, NABJ’s emerging journalist of the year, was among 14 speakers at the two-day program on “Covering Trump.” Photo by Robert Stewart.

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