Citation

Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers: Journalists Discuss Diversity Programs

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Get this Document | Similar Titles




STOP!

You can now view the document associated with this citation by clicking on the "View Document as HTML" link below.

View Document as HTML:
Click here to view the document

Abstract:

This paper analyzes newspaper diversity programs from the viewpoint of journalists identified with communities of color. In interviews at four large-circulation newspapers serving communities of color, the authors found a pattern of recurring critical issues facing the journalists in their efforts to diversify the news. These issues included connecting with previously neglected communities, changing newsroom practices (including hiring, promotion, and training), and getting journalists of color in gatekeeper positions. These interviews also revealed that journalists of color (and some female journalists) often described a borderland existence and consciousness. Because they identified with communities of color and with the newspaper, they often had to reconcile differences and mediate the two distinct cultures. One source of frustration for these "borderland journalists" was the realization that their newspapers generally still operate under diversity paradigms that measure success in diversity in terms of employment statistics marketing imperatives, rather than redefining news and changing newsroom routines.

Most Common Document Word Stems:

newspap (175), report (162), minor (160), communiti (158), divers (137), editor (94), issu (71), news (55), color (50), mainstream (49), white (48), interview (45), journalist (44), stori (42), bridg (38), black (37), paper (35), women (34), border (34), newsroom (32), felt (31),

Author's Keywords:

diversity, affirmative action, multiracial news, newspapers
Convention
Need a solution for abstract management? All Academic can help! Contact us today to find out how our system can help your annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: International Communication Association
URL:
http://www.icahdq.org


Citation:
URL: http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p112067_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Johnston, Anne. and Flamiano, Dolores. "Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers: Journalists Discuss Diversity Programs" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p112067_index.html>

APA Citation:

Johnston, A. and Flamiano, D. L. , 2003-05-27 "Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers: Journalists Discuss Diversity Programs" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p112067_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper analyzes newspaper diversity programs from the viewpoint of journalists identified with communities of color. In interviews at four large-circulation newspapers serving communities of color, the authors found a pattern of recurring critical issues facing the journalists in their efforts to diversify the news. These issues included connecting with previously neglected communities, changing newsroom practices (including hiring, promotion, and training), and getting journalists of color in gatekeeper positions. These interviews also revealed that journalists of color (and some female journalists) often described a borderland existence and consciousness. Because they identified with communities of color and with the newspaper, they often had to reconcile differences and mediate the two distinct cultures. One source of frustration for these "borderland journalists" was the realization that their newspapers generally still operate under diversity paradigms that measure success in diversity in terms of employment statistics marketing imperatives, rather than redefining news and changing newsroom routines.

Get this Document:

Find this citation or document at one or all of these locations below. The links below may have the citation or the entire document for free or you may purchase access to the document. Clicking on these links will change the site you're on and empty your shopping cart.

Associated Document Available Access Fee All Academic Inc.

Document Type: .PDF
Page count: 33
Word count: 9974
Text sample:
Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers: Journalists Discuss Diversity Programs “As journalists many of us black and white bring preconceived notions to stories. The myth of objectivity is just that - a myth.” (Sloan 1996 p. 28) Journalists do bring preconceived notions to the stories they cover write and edit. And in much of our media those preconceived notions come from white middle-class male writers
the needs of minority readers: Newspapers advised to learn demographic information beyond numbers. Editor & Publisher 22-23. Stone G. (1994). Race yields to education as predictor of newspaper use. Newspaper Research Journal 15 115-126. Thomas D. A. & Ely R. J. (1996 September/October). Making differences matter: A new paradigm for managing diversity. Harvard Business Review 79-90. Wilson C. & Gutierrez F. (1995). Race multiculturalism and the media. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications. Woodhull N. (1992 September). Women and power:


Similar Titles:
Unraveling Habitus, Cultural Capital, and Socialization in the Mainstream Newsroom: The Case of the Minority Journalist

TOP PAPERS: Assessing the Role of Television News and Newspapers in the Development of Issue Centered Electorates: A Multilevel Longitudinal Analysis of Moderating Effects

The Influence of Journalists' Gender on Newspaper Stories About Women Cabinet Members

Reporter Gender and Gender-Specific Cancer News in Mainstream and Black Newspapers


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.