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Chasing newsroom diversity : from Jim Crow to affirmative action

Author: Gwyneth Mellinger
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2013.
Series: History of communication.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Social change triggered by the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s sent the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) on a fifty-year mission to dismantle an exclusionary professional standard that envisioned the ideal journalist as white, straight, and male. In this book, Gwyneth Mellinger explores the complex history of the decades-long ASNE diversity initiative, which culminated in the failed Goal 2000 effort  Read more...
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Mellinger, Gwyneth.
Chasing newsroom diversity.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012017777
(OCoLC)793726556
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyneth Mellinger
ISBN: 0252094646 9780252094644
OCLC Number: 832314791
Description: 1 online resource (x, 236 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the black and white of newspapers --
Manning the barricade: maintaining the white prerogative in the face of change, 1954-1967 --
Seeking justice in a climate of irony: the hiring initiative's uneasy prelude, 1968-1976 --
"A sensitive and difficult task": establishing a framework for newsroom integration, 1977-1989 --
The gay Nineties: reimagining and renegotiating a multicultural newsroom --
Diversity in crisis: ASNE's time of reckoning, 1998-2002 --
Afterword: closing a chapter of newspaper history.
Series Title: History of communication.
Responsibility: Gwyneth Mellinger.

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