In this Book

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In this book, Gwyneth Mellinger explores the complex history of the decades-long ASNE diversity initiative, which culminated in the failed Goal 2000 effort to match newsroom demographics with those of the U.S. population. Drawing upon exhaustive reviews of ASNE archival materials, Mellinger examines the democratic paradox through the lens of the ASNE, an elite organization that arguably did more than any other during the twentieth century to institutionalize professional standards in journalism and expand the concepts of government accountability and the free press. The ASNE would emerge in the 1970s as the leader in the newsroom integration movement, but its effort would be frustrated by structures of exclusion the organization had embedded into its own professional standards. Explaining why a project so promising failed so profoundly, Chasing Newsroom Diversity expands our understanding of the intransigence of institutional racism, gender discrimination, and homophobia within democracy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: The Black and White of Newspapers
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1. Manning the Barricade: Maintaining the White Prerogative in the Face of Change, 1954-67
  2. pp. 19-45
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  1. 2. Seeking Justice in a Climate of Irony: The Hiring Initiative's Uneasy Prelude, 1968-76
  2. pp. 46-73
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  1. 3.  "A Sensitive and Difficult Task": Establishing a Framework for Newsroom Integration, 1977-89
  2. pp. 74-106
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  1. 4. The Gay Nineties: Reimagining and Renegotiating a Multicultural Newsroom
  2. pp. 107-137
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  1. 5. Diversity in Crisis: ASNE's Time of Reckoning 1998-2002
  2. pp. 138-165
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  1. Afterword: Closing a Chapter of Newspaper History
  2. pp. 167-178
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  1. Appendix A. Draft Statement on Newsroom Diversity
  2. pp. 179-179
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  1. Appendix B. Mission Statement: Newsroom Diversity 2000
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 183-226
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 227-236
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252094644
Print ISBN
9780252037382
MARC Record
OCLC
832314791
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
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