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Journalism & Mass Communication Research Guide : Diversity in Journalism Collection

This research guide will help you find resources for journalism and mass communication research.


The Journalism Reading Room holds a collection of books, resources on media sites, and featured journalist profiles by and about people with identities that have been underrepresented in the field.

Visit the JRR to check out or browse the physical items in the collection, or browse the digital version of the collection on this page!




  • Code Switch: Explorations of “how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between,” hosted by journalists of color.
  • Latino USA: The “longest running national Latino news and cultural public radio program.”
  • LGBTQ&A: Podcast documenting modern LGBTQIA+ history, hosted by GLAAD Award-winning journalist Jeffrey Masters.
  • This Land: Documentary podcast about tribal sovereignty and civil rights, hosted by activist and writer Rebecca Nagle, whose work has been published in a variety of news outlets.

Indigenous Media Outlets

  • Buffalo's Fire: Independent news from the Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance.
  • Indian Country Today: An independent, nonprofit news platform focused on covering Indigenous peoples.
  • “Native American news, information and entertainment. Wholly-owned and operated by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.”
  • Native America Calling: A daily, live call-in program centered around issues specific to Native and Indigenous communities.

Diverse Media Outlets

  • Chicago Defender: Multi-media news provider covering the interests of urban African Americans.
  • Ethnic Media Services: News and marketing campaigns aimed at engaging diverse audiences.
  • Hmong Times: Wisconsin-based newspaper about Hmong communities.
  • Madison365: News platform centered around members of diverse communities; includes articles and podcasts.

Student Media

  • Visit here for a list of student news platforms and podcasts.

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