ERIC Number: ED347599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Senior Newspaper Editors and Daily Newspaper Coverage of the Gay and Lesbian Community: A Summary of Past Findings and Discussion of New Findings on Reporting Sexual Orientation.
Bernt, Joseph P.; Greenwald, Marilyn S.
Building on an earlier study, this paper presents the findings of a series of studies that asked senior newspaper editors throughout the United States how they view newspaper coverage of issues of concern to gays and lesbians. The paper presents detailed findings reported in four earlier papers analyzing data from the survey: "Daily Newspaper Coverage of the Gay and Lesbian Community: Perceptual Differences of Senior Editors and Their Gay and Lesbian Staffers"; "Privacy and the AIDS Crisis: Newspaper Practices Regarding Obituaries and Outings"; "Tolerance of Senior Daily Newspaper Editors for Photographs of People with AIDS and Gays and Lesbians"; and "Newspaper Coverage of Gays and Lesbians: Editors' Views of Its Longterm Effects." The paper presents a new study regarding senior editors' views about indicating sexual orientation in news columns. The paper discusses how the results from these studies might be used in generating more accurate and comprehensive coverage of events and concerns of the lesbian and gay community. The paper concludes with an outline of tentative plans for a study of daily newspaper coverage of gay and lesbian communities and of gay and lesbian and "mainstream" readership of those dailies in 23 U.S. and Canadian cities. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journalism Research; Media Coverage
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of Lesbians and Gays in Mainstream Media (San Francisco, CA, June 25-27, 1992).