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ERIC Number: ED095565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 20
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The Current Status of Newspaperwomen in Wisconsin.
McCall, Patricia Ellen
The focus of this paper is on three questions: Who are the professional women on newspaper staffs? How do they feel about their jobs? What are their job expectations? Questionnaires were sent to each of Wisconsin's 35 daily newspaper editors (all men), a brief form for the editor and a longer form for each woman on his news-editorial staff. Tabulation of the results indicates that a typical newspaperwoman is a full-time reporter, a college graduate with a major in journalism, 28 years old, and about as likely to be single as married. She has five years experience in newspaper work, is making $180 a week, and plans to have or has had a long career in journalism. These women perceive their jobs as no different in performance than those of men, and most of their editors agree. Most women are satisfied with their jobs but have felt discrimination and expect opposition from their male co-workers. They feel their jobs provide poor opportunities to advance and only fair to poor use of their abilities. Their occupational expectations are not high; few seek to be managing editors, publishers, or editors-in-chief. And they feel their chances of getting into management positions are less compared to their male co-workers. Several ways for gaining equality in the newsroom are suggested. (TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin