ERIC Number: ED362863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Next Step: Showing a Common History of Treatment for Minorities, Women and Gays in Media Content, Newsrooms and Journalism Schools; A Proposal for Further Research and Suggestions for a Curriculum.
This paper argues for discussion on the idea that "multi-culturalism" programs at universities, and particularly in journalism programs, should include exposure to gay/lesbian/bisexual issues in addition to material about minorities and women. The paper's premise is that blacks, women, and gays have received similarly shoddy, stereotypical treatment in the nation's news product, newsrooms, and journalism schools. The paper examines the media content, newsroom conditions for and journalism treatment of first gays, then women, and finally, blacks. The paper then presents some general suggestions about incorporating diversity in pre-existing or special journalism courses. The paper provides examples of "closeted" history and issues pertaining to gays. The methodology and results of a pilot study along with a journalist survey which could be applied to gay, women, black, and non-minority journalists are attached. (Contains 61 notes and 39 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Curriculum Implementation; Educational Issues; Journalism Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (76th, Kansas City, MO, August 11-14, 1993).