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Photos and captions

Please fill out the following information for the photos on the page(s) you have been assigned. You will need one sheet per page or spread. Please use a different color pen/highlighter for each photo.

Issue # _______   Page(s) # _______  Total stories on page _______ Photos_______

Primary, secondary or other photo/graphic placement (Use this as a highlighter key)

Coverage:
• Who would be the interested in the photo, caption or graphic? (both grades and groups)
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other

• Who is shown in the photo?
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other

Identified in the caption?
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other

Included in the graphic?
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other

If not all grades are represented, could they have been? yes no
Is there editorializing in the caption?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please explain below.

Diversity Audit
Story (non-opinions)
Please fill out the following information for each story on the page or spread you have been assigned. You will need one sheet per story.

Issue # _______   Page(s) # _______ Total stories on page _______ Photos _______

Headline:

Angle:

Story placement:
Top, secondary, other

Who would be the interested in the story? Circle all that apply.
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other

Information used
Include a name after type of source for each.
Primary:

Secondary:
Coverage questions:

  • If not all grades are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • If not all genders are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • If not all ethnicities are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • If not all social groups are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • Could story have included some angle for groups we don’t often cover instead? yes no
  • Did the topic only pertain to writer’s friends? yes no

If you answered yes to any of the above, please explain briefly. Use another piece of paper if there is not enough room.

How does the story portray any group(s) covered in the story? Please explain in space to the right for each group covered.

Group:
positive light
negative ight
neutral

Group:
positive light
negative light
neutral

Group:
positive light
negative ight
neutral

Other questions:

  • Did the story adequately represent both sides? yes no
  • Did the writer do research for the story? yes no
  • In your opinion, did the writer do enough research? yes no
  • Was the coverage slanted? yes no
  • Were facts misconstrued to prove a point? yes no
  • Would those of an opposite view believe coverage was slanted or facts were misconstrued? yes no
  • Does the story also include either a photo or infographic? yes no
  • Are there any letters to the editor about the topic published in later issues? yes no
  • What was the stance/critique of the letter? (Please use the following space for comments.)

 

Diversity Audit
Story (opinion

Please fill out the following information for each story on the page you have been assigned. You will need one sheet per story.

Issue # _______   Page(s) # _______ Total stories on page _______ Photos/art _______

Headline:

Topic:

Story placement:

Top, secondary, other

Who would be the interested in the story? Circle all that apply.

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other

Information used
Include a name after type of source for each.
Primary:

Secondary:

Coverage questions:

  • If not all grades are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • If not all genders are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • If not all ethnicities are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • If not all social groups are represented, could they have been? yes no
  • Could story have included some angle for groups we don’t often cover instead? yes no
  • Did the topic only pertain to writer’s friends? yes no

If you answered yes to any of the above, please explain briefly. Use another piece of paper if there is not enough room.

Does the story portray any group(s) in either of the following: Please explain in space to the right of each.

Group:
positive light
negative ight
neutral

Group:
positive light
negative light
neutral

Group:
positive light
negative light
neutral

Other questions:

  • Did the story adequately represent both sides? yes no
  • Did the writer do research for the story? yes no
  • In your opinion, did the writer do enough research? yes no
  • Was the coverage slanted? yes no
  • Were facts misconstrued to prove a point? yes no
  • Would those of an opposite view believe coverage was slanted or facts were misconstrued? yes no
  • Does the story also include either a photo or infographic? yes no
  • Are there any letters to the editor about the topic published in later issues? yes no
  • What was the stance/critique of the letter? (Please use the following space for comments.)

What did you hear about this article from peers/teachers/administrators/parents? (Please use the following space for comments.)

Diversity Audit
Graphic

Please fill out the following information for each graphic on the page you have been assigned. You will need one sheet per graphic.

Issue # _______   Page(s) # _______ Total graphics on page _______

Topic:

Placement:
Primary, secondary or other

Content:
Who would be the interested in the graphic? (both grades and groups)
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other
Who is represented in the graphic?
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other
Identified in the graphic?
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, admin/staff
Gender: female, male
Race: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Native American, other
Identifying group: AP/IB/honors, athletes, band, business, choir, drama/theater, GLBTQ, popular, student media, student council/ASB, other
• If not all grades are represented, could they have been? yes no
Is information misrepresented in the graphic? yes no

Please explain any “yes” answers in the space below:

Other:

What did you hear about this article from peers/teachers/administrators/parents? (Please use the following space for comments.

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