DEI Resources for Journalists
DEI Podcast: How We Got Here
- Black Metropolis, by Horace Cayton and St. Clair Drake
- The Philadelphia Negro, by W.E.B. DuBois
- A Place on the Corner and The Cosmopolitan Canopy, by Elijah Anderson
- Villa Victoria, by Mario Luis Small
- "The Case for Reparations,"(The Atlantic) by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Interview with James Baldwin, Vanity Fair (1968)
- I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin and accompanying film by Raoul Peck Baldwin
- School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson for Pro Publica by by Nikole Hannah-Jones (with companion podcast from This American Life)
- 13th, a documentary by Ava DuVernay
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for Whites to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo
- Unfinished: The Stories Left Untold in America’s Newsrooms - Columbia Journalism Review
- The Loving Story, documentary directed by Nancy Buirski
- Columbia Journalism School’s Paul Tobenkin Memorial Prize honors outstanding reporting on racial or religious hatred, intolerance or discrimination in the United States. Read the work of past winners
- Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement by Simeon Booker and Carol McCabe Booker
- The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
- The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress by Jelani Cobb
- Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage by Daria Roithmayr
- George Floyd Could Have Been My Brother(link is external) by Rita Omokha, J’20, for Elle
The following resources were compiled by Prof. Kia Gregory.
- The Stop AAPI Hate National Report(PDF), released on 3/16/21. The organization also has an online reporting tool.
- AAJA Encourages Newsrooms to Empower AAPI Journalists and Their Expertise
- AAJA Reporting Guidelines
- How the media covered the mass shooting in Georgia
- The rush to report on Atlanta-area shootings amplified bias in news coverage
- Stop the “lone wolf” narrative
Nuanced coverage examples:
- Asian American residents of Seattle speak out after Georgia shootings
- Asian-Americans Are Being Attacked. Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare?
- Covering Atlanta shootings and anti-Asian hate crimes
- Addressing Anti-Asian Attacks With Transformative Justice
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources
- Police Officer Who Tried To Whitewash and Downplay Atlanta Shooting as a ‘Bad Day’ Turns Out To Be a Racist
- Safety tips for covering protests from the Committee to Protect Journalists
- Covering Protests Webinar with Prof. Judith Matloff
- U.S. elections 2020: Journalist safety kit
- Reporting Safely on Covid During a Pandemic: Guidelines for CJS Students
Michelle Giordano, M.S. Community Counselor, recovery advocate and Internet activist, compiled the list of resources below in order to ensure People of Color have access to culturally competent mental health resources:
Prof. Kia Gregory compiled the following resources in the wake of the March 2021 Atlanta shooting:
- Examining Oppression in the Asian American Community
- #StopAsianHate, Resources for Taking Action and Taking Care
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- Asian Solidarity Workshop
- Our Experience
- Asian Lifenet Hotline
The Columbia School of Social Work compiled the list of resources below in collaboration with the Black & Latinx Student Caucus at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. This list draws inspiration from an article written by Zahra Barnes titled 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country.
The university has curated a list of resources to aid in our collective education and growth in support of social justice and combating bias.
PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMBATING BIAS
- Resources for Addressing Anti-Asian/Asian-American Bias
- Resources for Combating Anti-Black Racism
- Resources for Combating Anti-Latinx/a/o Racism
- Resources for Combating Anti-Native and Indigenous Racism
- Resources for Promoting LGBTQIA+ Inclusion
- Resources for Combating Anti-Arab Bias
- Resources for Promoting Disability Justice
- Resources for Combating Antisemitism
- Resources for Combating Islamophobia
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT
- Graduate Initiative on Inclusion and Engagement is part of Columbia’s commitment to diversity and success of all graduate and professional students.
- Campus Conversations Initiative is a dialogue-based initiative from the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia centered on building community through conversation.
- Office of Multicultural Affairs provides open trainings and resources on diversity and inclusion for the Columbia Community.
- LGBTQ @ Columbia provides services and resources to the LGBTQ community including offering awareness trainings through the SafeZone Training program.
- Sexual Respect Initiative helps to create a campus community guided by sexual respect and committed to ending sexual gender-based misconduct.
- Center for Teaching and Learning has resources on inclusive teaching for graduate students and faculty including an online course Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom.
- Taskforce on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia works to identify issues and develop responsive strategies that address students’ experiences both in and outside of the classroom.
- The Provost's Office Statistical Abstract provides timely and accurate data pertaining to admissions, enrollment, degrees and certificates, tuition, financial aid, faculty, staff, and other institutional areas of interest.
Reporting an incident (non-confidential resources)
If you have experienced an incident of discrimination or harassment you can report it to any of the offices below and it will be rerouted to the appropriate office.
- The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action for incidents involving staff, officers or faculty. Click here to report an incident.
- The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards oversees incidents regarding Discrimination, Harassment and Gender-Based Misconduct between students. Click here to report an incident.
Columbia has several offices that are confidential and will not file a report. Please reach out to the following offices if you would like to speak with someone confidentially.