ERIC Number: ED303149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Women in the Broadcasting Industry Today. Proceedings of a Sympoisum (Washington, D.C., December 5, 1984).
National Commission on Working Women, Washington, DC.
This report provides an edited transcript of discussions at the symposium, "An Inside Look at the Broadcasting Industry," which focused on the status of women in broadcasting and the effects of affirmative action on hiring and promotions. Panelists for the symposium were the 28 winners of 1984 Broadcast Awards presented by the National Commission on Working Women, and audience participants included heads of women's organizations, representatives from corporations, labor unions, education and public interest groups, and broadcasters. The general topics discussed included employment, programming, and funding, with special attention given to the lack of women radio talk show hosts, weakening of public affairs programming, wages, the lack of real power for women, viewer response, writing good shows, current issues being addressed on television shows, women trying to have an impact, the links between television and other industries, radio funding, career advancement via the buddy system, and organizing for change. A list of the 1984 Broadcast Award winners and other seminar participants is also provided. (EW)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Commercial Television, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Mass Media Effects, Programing (Broadcast), Radio, Sex Bias
National Commission on Working Women, 1325 G Street NW, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005 ($5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Working Women, Washington, DC.
Note: For related reports, see IR 013 616-622.