The Conscious Language Newsletter
Why the Los Angeles Times stopped italicizing “foreign” foods, Merriam-Webster is reviewing an entry in its dictionary, and compliments can be racist.
Reclaiming the “OK” gesture, designing better algorithms, and the potential of “y’all.”
Tips on writing about students experiencing homelessness.
Examining Brexitspeak, rape tropes, and the dehumanizing language of mass incarceration.
From reclaiming a slur to questioning default language.
Reporting on mass shootings, the erasure of Latinx people, and not using “shooter” interchangeably with “photojournalist.”
On “underage women,” “menstruators,” and the claim that “we are all immigrants.”
How media organizations are taking responsibility and improving journalistic practices.
Rethinking stock photos, interviewing, and first-person narration.
Focus on the media and its influence, plus a message from the founder.
Finding mindful ways to talk about food and eating disorders, including history in stories, and pushing for changes in the AP Stylebook.
Tips on covering Islam in America, identifying coded language in sports, and talking to teenage boys about sexual assault.
On food-based slurs, conscious design, and positive language in the classroom.
Questioning persistent narratives surrounding MSG, poverty, and “formal” language.
Using religious terminology, giving your child a “foreign” name, and teaching conscious language.