ERIC Number: ED034044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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Report of the Governor's Committee on Employment of Minority Groups in the News Media.
Governor's Committee on Employment of Minority Groups in the News Media, Albany, NY.
Of 12,429 persons employed by New York City dailies, only 3.7 percent are Negroes and only 2.5 percent are of Puerto Rican or other Latin American background. In magazine and broadcasting firms in New York State employing 50 or more persons, only 5 percent are Negroes and six firms employ no Negroes, while no Spanish-Americans, Asians or American Indians are employed by any upstate company. Committee recommendations are made in the areas of recruitment and placement, education and training, management employment commitment, and media association effort. These recommendations included the establishment of a high school of communication arts, utilization of facilities of broadcast enterprises in education and training endeavors, enlistment of professionals in the field of journalism for assistance in neighborhood workshops and other training efforts, and adaptation of traditional employment criteria to allow hiring of promising non-white candidates who may not immediately meet "normal qualifications." (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Governor's Committee on Employment of Minority Groups in the News Media, Albany, NY.
Identifiers: New York