ERIC Number: ED104987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Training Minority Journalists: A Case Study of the San Francisco Examiner Intern Program.
In response to the Kerner Report, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the prodding of a few reporters on the staff, the "San Francisco Examiner" began an internship program in the summer of 1968. With some modifications, the program is continuing in 1973. By early 1971, 21 interns of minority background had completed the 13-week training program. At that time, nine were employed in the news media, three were in college, and one had just completed a move, five were not employed in the news field, and three were job hunting. All but two had considerable college background. By the summer of 1972, the program had added two interns in the regular series and had begun a summertime session. For the winter of 1972-73 plans called for two interns who would participate in 6-month sessions. The program has added, to date, at least nine members to the ranks of working minority journalists, some of whom would not be journalists at all were it not for the program. How was the program begun? How have interns been recruited? What are their backgrounds? How are they trained? How many have found jobs in the news media? Perhaps even more important, how do they feel about the program? And finally, how effective has the program been? In an attempt to answer these questions, the author interviewed individuals at the "Examiner" who have worked with the program in one capacity or another. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Bias, Case Studies, Employment Opportunities, Internship Programs, Job Satisfaction, Job Training, Journalism, Labor Market, Minority Groups, New Journalism, News Reporting, On the Job Training, Program Descriptions, Vocational Education
Institute of Governmental Studies, 109 Moses Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ($4.00 paper)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Governmental Studies.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (San Francisco)