ERIC Number: ED120878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Women in Television Station Management: The Top Fifty Markets.
Abel, John D.; Rogowski, Phyllis L.
The total percentage of women employed in executive positions in television stations in the United States is substantially lower than previous studies indicate. Of the 1743 persons employed in those jobs in commercial and noncommercial stations in the top 50 markets, only 4.8 percent are women. This compares with 91.2 percent who are men (the sex of the remaining 4 percent could not be determined). Separating commercial stations from noncommercial it was found that only 3.2 percent of 1484 persons employed by commercial stations in these executive positions are women. For commercial stations, 92.6 percent are men and the sex of the remainder (4.2 percent) was indeterminable by name alone. Of the 259 executive positions in the 53 noncommercial stations, 13.9 percent are filled by women. The proportion of men was found to be 83.4 percent (2.7 percent were indeterminable by name). The small number of women employed in management level positions posed a problem for this study because percentages based on small numbers are misleading; therefore, the analysis is confined to gross categorical levels. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Broadcast Education Association (Chicago, March 1976)