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ERIC Number: ED075107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
Survey of Minority Participation on Michigan Newspapers and in Michigan Schools of Journalism. Research Report No. 8.
Adams, Milton N., Comp.
Mail surveys were conducted to determine minority participation on the 56 daily newspapers in Michigan and the number of minority group students enrolled in accredited 4-year journalism programs at the 5 Michigan universities. Questionnaires were sent to the managing editor of each newspaper requesting the number of full-time employees and the number of Blacks, Mexican Americans, and American Indians employed as news executives, deskmen, reporters, and photographers. Questionnaires were also sent to the 5 journalism department chairmen requesting the number of students enrolled in their programs and the number of Blacks, Mexican Americans, and American Indians. It was found that minority participation on Michigan newspapers was low in proportion to the minority populations in the state. Black participation in the Michigan press was 2.2% while the Black population represented 11% of the state population. Mexican Americans and American Indians had no representation at all in the news media. A suggested solution to this problem was that the journalism schools continue to actively recruit minority students. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Center for Urban Affairs.