ERIC Number: ED172269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Formula for Change: The Report of the Task Force on Minorities in Public Broadcasting.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
The results of research conducted by the 1977 Task Force on Minorities in Public Broadcasting are reported in this document. The task force, consisting of a group of 28 individuals of various ethnic backgrounds, was assembled by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to determine the success of public broadcasting in meeting the informational and educational needs and interests of Blacks, Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans. The report contains a statement of key findings and key recommendations, as well as research findings on the effects on minorities of the following factors: public broadcast policies, employment patterns, career development programs, minority programing, and minority access. Audience research is also discussed. Research results indicate the following: national minority public broadcast programing is seriously deficient, minority programing being disproportionately scarce; and the scarcity of minority programs is directly attributable to the insufficient number of minority persons employed in public broadcasting, controlling stations with public broadcast licenses, or having access to traditional sources of funding support. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document