Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Chasing Newsroom DiversityFrom Jim Crow to Affirmative Action$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gwyneth Mellinger

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037382

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use.date: 31 May 2020

The Black and White of Newspapers

The Black and White of Newspapers

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction The Black and White of Newspapers
Source:
Chasing Newsroom Diversity
Author(s):

Gwyneth Mellinger

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.003.0001

This introductory chapter delves into the history of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) and its Goal 2000 initiative in order to examine why ASNE members had hesitated to implement civil rights reforms in their newsroom hiring practices despite passionate advocacy by a series of ASNE leaders and the expenditure of unprecedented industry resources. It traces the ASNE's reckoning with inequality from the 1950s into the twenty-first century by first exploring the ASNE's construction of a professional norm that marginalized journalists and editors who were not white, not male, and not heterosexual; and then traces the organization's subsequent attempts to democratize newsroom hiring.

Keywords:   American Society of Newspaper Editors, ASNE, Goal 2000 initiative, newsroom hiring practices, inequality, race, gender, sexual orientation

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.