ERIC Number: ED350608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
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When It All Began: Journalism Minority Recruiting & High School Students.
Arnold, Mary; Fuller, Njeri
This paper traces the history of 27 minority recruitment programs in scholastic journalism (targeted at high school students) from a national perspective. Based on the idea that a review of the history of any effort has value, the paper discusses the beginning stages of these efforts, how they developed, and what individuals and groups have taken leadership roles. Building cultural bridges to increase understanding between minorities and non-minorities is an important priority for the news media and journalism educators at all levels. The paper outlines contributions made by media foundations, influential newspapers and newspaper groups, journalists, journalism organizations, and universities. The paper also discusses the four types of monority recruiting programs developed for high school students, i.e.: workshops, scholarships, mentoring, and partnerships with businesses and universities. Fifty-five notes are included, and 43 references are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992).