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Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Gwyneth Mellinger


This book explores the complex history of the decades-long ASNE (American Society of News Editors) 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, the book 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 ... More

Keywords: ASNE, American Society of News Editors, diversity initiative, newsroom demographics, U.S. population, journalism, institutional racism, gender discrimination, homophobia, integration movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037382
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gwyneth Mellinger, author
Xavier University