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ERIC Number: ED162347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Women in Weekly Newspaper Management.
Holly, Susan
To define the position of women in weekly newspaper management, which has been found in the past to be better than their position in daily newspaper management, a questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 405 men and women weekly newspaper editors in the United States. Among the results, based on returns from 186 respondents (44.9% response rate), were the findings that women constituted one-third of all weekly editors, though they made up more than half of all weekly newspaper employees; that women editors generally exercised less control than men over hiring and promotion decisions and were not as likely as men to own any part of their newspaper; that women editors were generally paid less than men; that both men and women were satisfied with their jobs; and that, overall, attitudes of editors toward women in management were favorable. While only 16% of the editors said sex was ever a factor in hiring or promotion, nearly half thought men and 60% thought women were better suited to certain jobs on the newspaper. Although the survey found women to be clearly underrepresented in the management of weekly newspapers, comparison of the results with those of other research studies indicates that women's opportunities on weeklies are better than on daily newspapers. (Author/GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Editors; Weekly Newspapers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978)