ERIC Number: ED192357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
The Press is Failing the Cities.
De Mott, John
The failure of today's newspapers to provide creative leadership in successfully integrating our cities is tragic. White racism has become a critical factor in the neglect of our cities, as has the reluctance of some newspeople to involve themselves more deeply in efforts to explain today's urban crisis. Much of the journalism profession's disappointing performance in urban affairs reporting can be blamed on journalism education's failure to provide the requisite expertise in urban affairs to aspiring journalists. During the past few years, most of the special programs in urban affairs that were created in the late 1960s and early 1970s in schools and departments of journalism around the country have been dismantled. Some examples of progress can be seen, however, as the subject of urban affairs creeps slowly back into the agenda of conventions and other meetings of journalistic organizations. The progress is, however, slow and slight. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism, Mass Communications and Society Division (Memphis, TN, April 10, 1980).