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Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers: Journalists Discuss Diversity Programs
Unformatted Document Text:  Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers 25 Appendix 1 Questions Asked or Areas Covered in the Interviews 1. Summary of programs they’ve been using a. What led to implementation? b. Research on these areas? c. Consultation with other programs? 2. Personnel involved or committees formed. 3. Hiring practices: Programs, recruitment, retention issues, levels affected? 4. Who are their readers? Demographics? 5. Who do they want to read the paper? What communities are targeted in their diversity programs? Why? Are there issues that would not be covered if the community did not bring them to their attention? 6. How are reporting assignments made? Who do they send to cover their various communities? 7. What are their reasons for diversifying? In hiring? In covered issues? 8. Impact on content? Readers? Reaction to paper? Letters to the editor? If they get a complaint about racial or gender bias, what do they do? 9. How do they assess the impact of their programs? How do they use outside groups (community or professional) in helping them with diversity issues? 10. Do they encourage editors, reporters to attend conferences or workshops on diversity? 11. Successes and failures? Appendix 2

Authors: Johnston, Anne. and Flamiano, Dolores.
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Bridging the Border between Communities of Color and Mainstream Newspapers
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Appendix 1
Questions Asked or Areas Covered in the Interviews
1. Summary of programs they’ve been using
a. What led to implementation?
b. Research on these areas?
c. Consultation with other programs?
2. Personnel involved or committees formed.
3. Hiring practices: Programs, recruitment, retention issues, levels affected?
4. Who are their readers? Demographics?
5. Who do they want to read the paper? What communities are targeted in their
diversity programs? Why? Are there issues that would not be covered if the
community did not bring them to their attention?
6. How are reporting assignments made? Who do they send to cover their various
communities?
7. What are their reasons for diversifying? In hiring? In covered issues?
8. Impact on content? Readers? Reaction to paper? Letters to the editor? If they get a
complaint about racial or gender bias, what do they do?
9. How do they assess the impact of their programs? How do they use outside groups
(community or professional) in helping them with diversity issues?
10. Do they encourage editors, reporters to attend conferences or workshops on
diversity?
11. Successes and failures?
Appendix 2


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