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ERIC Number: ED070304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 63
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Television Station Employment Practices: The Status of Minorities and Women.
Jennings, Ralph M.
In their annual employment reports of 1972, the 609 commercial television stations included in this study reported that 10 percent of their 39,071 full time employees were drawn from members of minority groups, a slight increase from the nine percent reported in 1971. The proportion of women employees (22 percent) did not change between 1971 and 1972. At the same time employment at the 609 stations rose by about one percent. In 1972, 22.5 percent of the stations reported no full time minority employees. Thirty-four percent had no minority group employees in upper level positions, and 77 percent had none in management. Although almost all stations reported that they had women among their full time employees, 75 percent of the women were engaged in office and clerical jobs. Eighteen percent of the stations indicated that they had no women in upper level positions. Over half had no women in management. Many stations show little or no response to the Federal Communications Commission-mandated priority of providing equal employment opportunities. Some have reduced the proportion of their staffs which are drawn from among minority group members and women. (Author/JK)
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Authoring Institution: United Church of Christ, New York, NY.