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Journalism & Public Relations: JOUR 450

Diversity and Spanish Style Guides

In addition to the AP Style Guide, here is a list of several style guides addressing diversity-related and Spanish-language style questions.

Diversity Style Guide

This guide, a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, has more than 700 entries pulled together from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources.

LGBTQ Guide for Spanish Language Media

Complied by the National LGBTQ Task Force, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) for journalists reporting on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.

Spanish Language Style Guides

Developed by the U.S. General Services Administration Office of Strategic Communication, and reviewed by the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. Includes grammar, frequently mistranslated terms and tech terminology.

Historical Hispanic News

Searching the Clips for Diverse and Spanish Sources

Global Newsstream has dozens of Spanish-language news sources. To find news stories in Spanish, type in search terms, then click Spanish in language box. Then click Search. From the list of results you can filter by Publication Title on the left. Among the titles are: El PaísReforma, El Norte, and La Opinión‎. NOTE: NOTIMEX IS A MEXICAN GOVERNMENT-OWNED NEWS SOURCE.

Community News

Los Angeles Times

Times Community News produces several local newspapers including the following:

The Southern California News Group produces several local newspapers, including the following:

Online local news sources

Scholarly and Primary Sources on Latin American and Latino Issues

These sources can help you background your stories and find sources to interview. Researchers often make good sources to give depth to your stories. 

Citations to books, journals, and other forms of publication on the Chicano and Latino experience in the United States. Coverage: 1965 to present.

Digitized texts of thousands of articles from Spanish periodicals, including all of the journals published by the Universidad Complutense.

Citations to more than 700 scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since the late 1960s. 

Primary sources covering 20th-century human migration, including Latin American migrations to the United States, and many more.  

Research from 46 universities and institutes in Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexi

Encyclopedias, biographies, and primary documents in English and Spanish, and images documenting the Latino American experience. 

Original-language documentaries from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America about Latin American issues, such as human rights, violence, immigration, illiteracy, popular culture, and political history.  

Plays, prose and poetry by Latino and Latina writers working in the United States. Covers Nineteenth century to the present; as an archive it is not updated.

Journalism & Public Relations Librarian

Finding Diverse Sources and Tips for Reporting

The Society of Professional Journalists has put together a "Diversity Toolbox" to help journalists improve their reporting. Here are a few highlights from the Toolbox as well as from the Poynter Institute, the American Press Institute, and the Women's Media Center.

  • Witness.orgA video-based site dealing with human rights issues

Guide Co-Created with Maria Roxana Cruz and Teresa Puente