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Diversity is essential to journalistic accuracy

The ultimate goal may be a newsroom that demographically reflects the community, but until then, it’s important to equip journalists with tools to improve the way they cover people who are different from them.

Positioned at the beginning of SPJ’s Diversity Toolbox series, this resource makes a strong ethical case for increasing diversity in sourcing. The entire collection of essays in SPJ’s Diversity Toolbox is worth reading – they aren’t new, but they’ll never be out of date. In fact, diversity is written into SPJ’s Code of Ethics: “Boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. Seek sources whose voices we seldom hear.”