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ERIC Number: ED097695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Women's Page Editors: Self-Perceived Status.
Chang, Won; And Others
The focal points of this study are the role perceptions and the environments of women's page editors from daily and weekly newspapers across the United States. In the role perception areas, equal rights, discrimination, and the role of women in journalism are examined. Salaries, education, college major and minor, and years in the profession are some of the demographic categories studied. Findings reveal that of the 335 women's page editors studied, 305 are women and 30, men. The women's salaries are significantly less than the men's. Sixty-five percent of the women earn $9,000 or less per year, while only 19 women, or 6 percent earn more than $15,000 each year. Eight-two percent of all respondents had some college or graduate school education. Forty-four percent of those editors who had attended college or graduate school took a journalism major or minor. More than 50 percent of the respondents had 10 years or less journalism experience, but the overall mean was 12.5 years. The women's page editors agree strongly that qualifications for a job should be the only considerations in employment. They feel that the prejudice against women on newspapers can be erased with some effort on the part of women's page editors. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (57th, San Diego, California, August 18-21, 1974)