ERIC Number: ED264560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Discrimination in the Newsroom: Title VII and the Journalist. Journalism Monographs Number Ninety-Four.
Stevens, George E.
The impact of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on the mass media is the focus of this paper. The paper provides an overview of Title VII--noting that the wording of the act leaves the courts considerable discretion in determining what constitutes a violation--and separate discussions of the protection available to newsroom personnel in the areas of racial, religious, sex, and age discrimination. Among the questions addressed are the following: (1) Under what conditions may a mass medium pay a black less than a white or a woman less than a man? (2) What behavior on the part of media employers is illegal under Title VII? and (3) When would the protection of a related statute, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, be available to a media employee? (HOD)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Court Litigation, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Journalism, News Media, News Reporting, Racial Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Social Discrimination
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Journalism, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 ($5.00, single issue).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII