Resources for journalists & writers

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Style Guide:

National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ) style guide, http://ncdj.org/style-guide/

Language and Reporting Resources:

Center for Disability Rights, Disability Writing and Journalism Guidelines, http://cdrnys.org/disability-writing-journalism-guidelines/

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), Media and Disability resources, https://dredf.org/media-disability/

Disability Visibility Project, https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/

Disabled Writers database, which includes disabled people willing to be sources for journalists, https://www.disabledwriters.com/

National Center on Disability and Journalism, disability resource list, http://ncdj.org/resources/resource-list/

Online Resource for U.S. Disability Statistics, http://disabilitystatistics.org/

Special Olympics Disability Language Guidelines, https://specialolympicsri.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Fact_Sheet_Terminology-Guide.pdf

Awards for media and disability:

Media Access Awards for depictions of disability that are accurate, inclusive, and multi-faceted (film, television, and new media only), https://mediaaccessawards.com/

Ruderman Foundation Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, NCDJ, http://ncdj.org/contest/

TASH Positive Images in the Media Award, https://tash.org/about/award-programs/

(Texas only) Barbara Jordan Media Awards for accurate and positive reports on individuals with disabilities, https://gov.texas.gov/organization/disabilities/barbara_jordan_media_awards

Articles about covering disability:

“Bettering journalists’ abilities to cover disabilities of others,” NENPA conference, http://www.nenpa.com/bettering-journalists-abilities-to-cover-disabilities-of-others/

“Covering Disability Issues,” SPJ, https://www.spj.org/dtb5.asp

“Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities,” Research and Training Center on Independent Living,

https://www.ndrn.org/images/Documents/Advocacy/Amicus_Activity/Guidelines_for_Reporting_and_Writing_about_People_with_Disabilities.pdf

“Journalists should learn to carefully traverse a variety of disability terminology,” National Center on Disability and Journalism, http://ncdj.org/2016/01/journalists-should-learn-to-carefully-traverse-a-variety-of-disability-terminology/

“Reporting on Disability with Sensitivity, not Sensationalism,” Neiman Reports, http://niemanreports.org/articles/reporting-on-disability-with-sensitivity-not-sensationalism/

“6 tips for covering people with disabilities,” Poynter, https://www.poynter.org/news/6-tips-covering-people-disabilities

“Story Angles: Reporting on the Economics of Disability,” National Center on Business Journalism, http://businessjournalism.org/2017/03/economics-disability/

“28 Disabled Leaders You Should Be Following on Twitter,” Medium, https://medium.com/@rebecca.cokley/28-disabled-leaders-you-should-be-following-on-twitter-a01950011790

“Using Census Data to Report on Businesses Serving People with Disabilities,” National Center on Business Journalism, http://businessjournalism.org/2016/06/using-census-data-to-report-on-businesses-that-serve-people-with-disabilities/

“We Need to Stop Talking About Disability as a Burden,” Tonic, https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/xw78a7/we-need-to-stop-talking-about-disability-as-a-burden

“What journalists can do better to cover the disability beat,” CJR,  https://www.cjr.org/the_feature/journalism-disability-beat.php

Writing well about disability, https://www.theopennotebook.com/2017/10/24/writing-well-about-disability/

Webinar:

“Getting Beyond Stereotypes: Better Disability Journalism,” Poynter, http://www.newsu.org/courses/better-disability-journalism

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