A simple guide for journalists, reporters, and editors; words and phrases to avoid, alternatives to use instead, how to avoid undermining journalistic integrity through misreporting the gender of a source, and a glossary of useful definitions.
Much like ascertaining correct spelling for an unusual name, or giving the correct job title, using correct pronouns for sources is essential for maintaining journalistic integrity. A policy to confirm the pronouns of every source is the best way to maximise the accuracy and credibility of the news outlet. It also helps to create a culture of respect for trans people, making it safer for trans people to engage with the media. This means that a diversity of trans perspectives can be present in news media more often.