Diverse Populations Team — Starter Kit

This starter kit consists of an "area of focus" report (if it exists) prepared by a member of the WE1S C-Hackers team during academic year 2017-18, initial high-priority sources to collect suggested by the C-Hackers, and suggestions for initial research questions to address. For the session during Orientation Day 2 at our summer camp, each AM team should treat these starting-kit materials as initial suggestion, and then revise, fine-tune, or simplify them to create:
    • An initial collection queue of sources (can be organized as "stage 1" for immediate collection, and future stages for next to be collected)
    • An initial research question or two that the first set of collected materials can help answer--especially questions that can help guide future stages of collection (e.g., "Do we need to collect on the phrase 'liberal arts' in addition to 'humanities'?")
Other useful reference sources: Shared Google Drive folder Template for queuing requests:
keywords string :
source and or publication :
begin date :
end date :
(optional) any comments :

WE1S Workflow System Links

Shared Google Drive

Team Number: 8

Diverse Populations


  • UCSB
    • Giorgina Paiella
    • Abigal Droge
    • Lindsay Thomas
  • CSUN
    • Colleen Tripp
    • Kenia Rodriguez
    • Joyce Brummet
    • Katie Wolf
    • Samanta Wallace
    • Vanessa Lopez

Area of Focus Report (prepared by WE1S C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)

Initial Collection Plan Suggestion (prepared by WE1S C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)

  • Ethnicity & Race (suggested by Giorgina Paiella from C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)
    • Stage 1:
      • Philadelphia Tribune (Oldest continuously published African-American newspaper in the U.S.)
      • Cherokee Phoenix (First newspaper published by Native Americans in the U.S. and first published in a Native American language)
      • Chicago Defender (Historically considered most important publication in African American press)
        Colorlines (General racial issues)
      • Chicago Jewish Star (Long-running general interest Jewish newspaper)
    • Stage 2:
      • The Recorder (Fourth oldest surviving African-American newspaper)
      • South Asia Times
      • The Arab American View
      • Scandinavian Review (Scandinavian-American magazine)
      • Navajo Times (First daily newspaper owned and published by a Native American Indian Nation)
      • Tundra Times (Alaska Native publication)
      • Essence (U.S. magazine for African American, Caribbean, and African women; also important for gender and sexuality area of focus)
      • Irish Voice (Irish-American news)
      • The Economic Times (Indian economic paper)
      • El Sol Del Valle (Spanish-language paper)
      • Outlier of Interest: El Pregonero (Official Spanish-language newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington D.C.)
  • Gender & Sexuality (suggested by Giorgina Paiella from C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)
    • Stage 1:
      • Ms. Magazine (Canonical second-wave feminist magazine; still in print)
      • Transgender Tapestry (Transgender interests)
      • Off Our Backs (Radical feminist publication)
      • Voice Male (Men’s interests; general gender justice)
      • The Advocate (LGBT-interest magazine)
    • Stage 2:
      • Bitch (Feminist magazine)
      • Catholic Woman (Catholic women magazine)
      • Azizah (Muslim women magazine)
      • Gay Times (Gay men’s interests magazine)
      • Curve (Lesbian interest magazine)
      • Herizons (Canadian feminist magazine; frequently called “Canada’s answer to Ms. magazine”)
      • Diva (U.K. lesbian and bi women magazine)
      • Contemporary Sexuality (Magazine on sexuality)
      • Between the Lines (LGBT newspaper focused on Michigan and national LGBT issues)
      • Gay Community News (LGBTQ and political interests)
      • Outlier of Interest: Woman Engineer (Women’s engineering magazine)

Initial Research Questions  (suggestions)

  • What kind of overlap or relation is there between these sources and “mainstream” news sources (e.g., use of newswire stories, coverage of same topics, etc.?]
  • [Other questions TBD]