AP, Ida B. Wells Society, Maynard Team Up on Inclusive Storytelling

From an AP news release:

The Associated Press, The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, and The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education announced plans to work together to improve diversity in newsrooms and news reports through journalistic and leadership training and more inclusive storytelling.

The Inclusive Journalism Initiative is an effort by the organizations to move the news industry toward a comprehensive plan for smarter and more expansive coverage of race and systemic inequality.

The initiative will accelerate the work of all three groups to grow the number and caliber of training opportunities for news leaders and aspiring investigative editors from underrepresented communities.

The Latest AP Stylebook Will Include a New Chapter on Inclusive Storytelling

From an AP press release:

During a panel at the ACES: The Society for Editing national conference, AP Stylebook editor Paula Froke announced that the latest edition of AP Stylebook will include a new chapter on inclusive storytelling.

The guidance is immediately available to AP Stylebook Online subscribers and will be included in the new print edition of the Stylebook, set to be published on June 1.

The new inclusive storytelling chapter emphasizes the importance of inclusive reporting and editing in ensuring accuracy and fairness, and offers guidance to recognize and overcome unconscious biases; use thoughtful and precise language; include necessary context and background; avoid tokenism; and make content accessible.