ERIC Number: ED159252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Covering the Desegregation Story: Current Experiences and Issues.
Weinberg, Meyer, Ed.; Martin, Gertrude, Ed.
This book arose from a 1976 conference on school desegregation and the mass media. In it participants address critical legal and political issues and explore aspects of the coverage of desegregation by the news media. Five desegregation specialists describe and analyze court decisions, congressional actions, studies, plans and changes which have affected desegregation. One of the experts examines the role of the media in shaping community attitudes and court action. Another emphasizes the constructive role the media can play in clarifying integration issues. Six news reporters share their experiences in dealing with this complex and controversial issue. Among the difficulties described by the journalists in reporting on desegregation are a lack of adequate information, and the need to be knowledgeable about history, law, sociology, government, pedagogy and many other fields as they apply to the desegregation story. Reference is made to school desegregation activities in a number of American cities. (EB)
Descriptors: Bias, Community Attitudes, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, News Media, News Reporting, Press Opinion, Public Opinion, School Desegregation
Center for Equal Education, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Center for Equal Education.