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ERIC Number: ED179962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Aged and Handicapped Seek Human Quality and Public Service in Media: Mass Communications Patterns of the New Minorities.
Burd, Gene
A similarity exists in the way minority groups in the sixties and in the seventies used media coverage to achieve recognition. The poor and the blacks in the 1960s and the aged and the handicapped in the 1970s turned to the media as they sought freedom to move, rejected separation and isolation, and sought access and independence by breaking the barriers of accommodations and architecture. The results of a year-long sampling of stories in major big-city daily newspapers point out that the new minorities of the aged and the handicapped are accumulating media coverage in the areas of community development, economics, human and group relations, power and resources, and environment and ecology. Minority stereotypes are being rejected in books and on television, and a new position of respect for the aged and the handicapped is being promoted by politicians. In the future, other fragmented minorities, particularly those with physical limitations, will also insist that their needs be heard. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (60th, Madison, WI, August 21-24, 1977)