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Impact Report: Bias in the Media, Girls and Young Women of Color

June 20, 2016

In January/February 2015, the National Voices Project (NVP) conducted the Girls and Young Women of Colorsurvey, in partnership with the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE). The sample included 10,046 adults fromKnowledgePanel® and 1,589 from supplementary households. Respondents working or volunteering on behalf of children or young adults (age 0-25) were eligible to complete the full NVP Girls and Young Women of Colorquestionnaire.Respondents were asked "Do you think there is a bias in the media regarding girls and young women from thefollowing groups? (Positive bias/no bias/negative bias)"

Boys and Young Men of Color: Report on Media Perceptions and Racial/Ethnic Inequities

April 1, 2015

This report focuses on media perceptions of BMOC and racial/ethic inequities. We examined how individuals who work or volunteer with children and young adults view the media, healthcare availability, education, employment, incarceration, inequities and selected Place Matters initiatives. Specific questions addressed boys and young men ofcolor, and differences for boys and young men versus girls and young women. 

Telling Our Own Story: The Role of Narrative in Racial Healing

February 25, 2014

An important resource for leaders and practitioners working to overcome our nation's legacy of racism. The authors present the power of the narrative and its important role in racial healing.

Moving the Race Conversation Forward: How the Media Covers Racism, and Other Barriers to Productive Racial Discourse, Pt. 1

January 21, 2014

This document is part 1 of 2. This report identifies and describes some of the key ways in which mainstream discourse in the United States unproductively approaches issues of race and racism. In this report, we present our expansive analysis of recent media coverage on race and racism (Section 2), and our description of Seven Harmful Racial Discourse Practices that occur not just in mainstream media, but in varied spaces where "race talk" takes place (Section 3). It also provides some everyday discourse recommendations applicable to everyone from racial and social justice advocates to media editors to leaders and members of religious groups to news consumers.

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Moving the Race Conversation Forward: Racial Discourse Change in Practice - Pt. 2

January 21, 2014

This document is part 2 of 2. This report provides case studies of recent interventions and initiatives advanced by the racial justice field to disrupt and supplant unproductive mainstream discussions of race and racism. The cases include a campaign entitled "Drop The I-Word," launched in September 2010 by Race Forward itself (at the time still known as the Applied Research Center). This second report also provides lessons gleaned from these interventions and initiatives, perhaps most applicable to racial and social justice advocates, but also relevant to others who are eager to respond to the dominant frames and stories that negatively impact people of color, and/or to proactively advance values and narratives that will lead our society toward a racially equitable future. These lessons are accompanied by important considerations for organizations to bear in mind when selecting spokespersons for racial equity communications. And finally, we also provide recommendations for those in philanthropy curious about current needs and opportunities to support the development of framing expertise, skills-building and collaboration.

Journalism, News, and Information

Ethnic and Community Media Fellowship: Building Capacity in Mission-Driven Media to Promote Parent Involvement in Student Education

February 16, 2011

Evaluates the impact of an initiative to build local immigrant and ethnic media's capacity to provide sustained coverage of school reform issues to help parents become informed advocates for their children?s education. Includes articles and next steps.

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