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Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Gwyneth Mellinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

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 ... More


The Black and White of Newspapers

Gwyneth Mellinger

in Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

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 ... More


Manning the Barricade: Maintaining the White Prerogative in the Face of Change, 1954–67

Gwyneth Mellinger

in Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter opens the ASNE story in the mid-1950s, when ASNE members began registering the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling and the specter ... More


Seeking Justice in a Climate of Irony: The Hiring Initiative’s Uneasy Prelude, 1968–76

Gwyneth Mellinger

in Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the ASNE's response to civil rights reforms and women's liberation and begins a discussion of how the ASNE's responses to the concerns of nonwhites and white women, which the ... More


“A Sensitive and Difficult Task”: Establishing a Framework for Newsroom Integration, 1977–89

Gwyneth Mellinger

in Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the hiring initiative as a historically, politically, and socially contingent event; and covers the period of greatest racial instability within ASNE, roughly 1977 through the ... More


Closing a Chapter of Newspaper History

Gwyneth Mellinger

in Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the failures of the ASNE to deliver on its promise of newsroom diversity since the inception of its new hiring initiative. It reflects on the highlights, ... More


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