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

Diversity That Works


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")

“Don’t name them” – Criminologist asks journalists to help stop mass shootings

By David Trilling
(Dec. 20, 2017 | Journalist's Resources) - It’s too familiar in America: Breaking news, another mass shooting, old pictures of the suspects, their names splashed across cable news.

Instant celebrities.

In an article this year for the journal American Behavioral Scientist, Adam Lankford, a criminal justice professor at the University of Alabama, and a colleague argue that journalists should not report the names or picture the faces of mass shooting suspects. Journalists should, however, continue to report every other detail so the public gains a better understanding about these tragedies.


US Mainstream News Media Omit a Major Component of the LGBTQ Community and Its History: Advocacy and Practice of Radical Sexuality

By Dr. Dane S. Claussen

(January 6, 2018) - LGBTQ-related events, organizations, personalities, media content and more now seem to be so well integrated into the mainstream media that one could rightly ask what about LGBTQ life are mainstream media not covering? Many Americans know, for example, that MSM means both mainstream media and men who have sex with men.

Major Networks Are Becoming More Inclusive Of Asian-Americans: Report

By Kimberly Yam
(Dec. 19, 2017 | HuffPost) - Major television networks have more work to do to ensure that Asian-Americans become a regular part of the mainstream media landscape, new analysis suggests.

But things are looking up.

The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) released a report card last week evaluating four major television networks on their progress in the minority group’s representation.

Kelly Marie Tran Breaks Down At ‘The Last Jedi’ Premiere And Now We’re Crying

By Kimberly Yam
(Dec. 11, 2017 | HuffPost) - Kelly Marie Tran is so pure, she’d probably turn the most evil Sith lord into a softy.

“The Last Jedi” actress broke down several times with tears of joy at the movie’s premiere on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Black Entrepreneur Buys Essence to ‘Return Ownership by the People It Serves’

By Sheryl Estrada
(January 4, 2018 | DiversityInc.) - Richelieu Dennis, founder and chairperson of Essence Ventures, purchased Essence Communications, which includes the magazine and its parent lifestyle brand, from Time Inc. The media brand that has been embraced by Black women since the 1970s returns to being ran by an entirely Black-owned independent company.


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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.

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