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A guide to resources for locating expert voices that are underrepresented in the news

Using Underrepresented and Diverse Sources

This page provides resources for identifying experts in a variety of areas that are not heard as often. Including underrepresented experts in your work is essential to ensuring a diversity of thought and opinion, and finding diverse perspectives is a continual undertaking that journalists have a responsibility to engage in.

To learn more, see Diversifying Your Sources Can Improve Your Reporting.

General Directories

Database of Diverse Databases collects links to resources for experts on writing, art, science, health, tech, and more.

NPR's Diverse Source Directory includes experts for more than 20 different areas of expertise.

Science and Technology

Diverse Sources is a searchable database of underrepresented experts in the areas of science, health and the environment.

500 Queer Scientists is a database of LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Request a Woman Scientist from the 500 Women Scientists organization.

Source List provides a listing of women technologists and cross-cutting technology policy experts.

AcademiaNet is a tool to access numerous profiles of women academics from every discipline in Europe. 

Political Science and International Affairs

InterviewHer aims to connect journalists with women expert sources on issues of global conflict, peace, and security.

Women Also Know Stuff is a database for finding women experts in political science.

Foreign Policy Interrupted includes women representing various areas in foreign policy.

Global Experts is a free online resource of international opinion leaders on complex political, social, and religious issues and crises.

Media and Public Relations

SheSource from Women's Media Center is an online database of media-experienced women experts who we connect to journalists, bookers and producers.

Women, Nonbinary and POC Media Experts Directory from the Columbia Journalism Review.

Business

Sourcebook of Multicultural Experts is an online directory of “companies with an ethnic / niche market or industry expertise.”

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce works to actively engage in serving the LGBT business community. 

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is America's largest Hispanic business organization.

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