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The Communications Network has created an amazing nine-step tool with the communicator in mind. It’s flexible, so use it as a checklist, a launching point for a discussion, or even an assessment survey to improve your DEI communications.

Outreach that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion requires that you understand who your audience is beyond the data points. @TheComNetwork created a list of steps + tools to help you center DEI in your outreach. #Comms4Good

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AP Stylebook – Race-Related Coverage

Reporting and writing about issues involving race calls for thoughtful consideration, precise language, and an openness to discussions with others of diverse backgrounds about how to frame coverage or what language is most appropriate, accurate and fair. Avoid broad generalizations and labels; race and ethnicity are one part of a person’s identity. Identifying people by race and reporting on actions that have to do with race often go beyond simple style questions, challenging journalists to think broadly about racial issues before having to make decisions on specific situations and stories.

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The Diversity & Inclusion Wheel for PR Practitioners

To promote effective communication and growth of an organization, students learn to use the Diversity & Inclusion Wheel for PR Practitioners to think D/I at the inception of any assignment throughout the strategic planning process to evaluation and measurement which integrates the “Diversity-First Approach.” The goal is for students to learn to integrate a cross-cultural, multi-cultural approach to public relations aligned under one strategy.

SOURCE: ginaluttrellphd.com – PR & Social Media Professor at Syracuse University

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AIMM Ebooks / Reports

The ANA’s Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) is a coalition of entities from the entire marketing ecosystem, representing the Hispanic, African-American, Asian, and LGBTQ+ markets. AIMM members are focused on re-prioritizing multicultural and inclusive marketing to help companies maximize their growth potential.

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The Diversity Style Guide

The Diversity Style Guide is a resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity. This guide, initially a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, brings together definitions and information from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources.

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It takes a village they say. Making impactful diversity changes in the creative sector will require all of us. 

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