A tip for how reporters can increase the diversity of their sources

Writing about how he set out to include more female sources in his stories, writer John R. Platt shares an important tip from Women’s Media Center’s Kate McCarthy on how all reporters can increase the diversity of sources they turn to again and again. McCarthy suggests that reporters spend some time in between deadlines building up a database of women experts. McCarthy says: “Do a pre-interview with people you find who are experts in an area you regularly report on. Then it’s very easy to turn to them, and you’ve built up a level of trust with them so when you’re on that tight deadline then they can be part of that group you turn to regularly.”