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Chasing Newsroom DiversityFrom Jim Crow to Affirmative Action$
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Gwyneth Mellinger

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037382

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.001.0001

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The Gay Nineties

The Gay Nineties

Reimagining and Renegotiating a Multicultural Newsroom

(p.107) 4 The Gay Nineties
Chasing Newsroom Diversity

Gwyneth Mellinger

University of Illinois Press

This chapter focuses on the 1990s, when the ASNE's Goal 2000 advocates contended with a shift in the way the broader diversity community envisioned social justice. As the more expansive concept of multiculturalism gained traction in American society, the racial integration model, on which Goal 2000 was premised, became outdated. The need for greater inclusiveness in the ASNE and its hiring initiative crystallized at the 1990 convention when an editor announced that he was gay, becoming the first gay ASNE member to be out within the organization. This chapter examines the contentious identity politics that dominated the ASNE in the 1990s as professional organizations for nonwhite journalists gained and exercised greater power and many white editors grew weary of being continually scolded for not increasing the number of nonwhites working in their newsrooms.

Keywords:   Goal 2000 initiative, 1990s, multiculturalism, identity politics, social justice, newsroom diversity

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