How racism and sexism killed traditional media : why the by Joshunda Sanders

By Joshunda Sanders

An evaluative exam that demanding situations the media to upward push above the systematic racism and sexism that persists throughout all channels, regardless of efforts to integrate.

• supplies a radical heritage at the heritage of minority-produced media

• Highlights principles for making improvements to hiring practices and insurance for minorities

• Identifies the starting to be variety of information shoppers who're humans of color

• presents a chronology of range efforts in legacy newsrooms

• comprises fabric derived from interviews with specialists like Dori J. Maynard with the Maynard Institute for Journalism schooling and veteran reporters like Ellis Cose and Danyel Smith

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47 This resistance to racial inclusion was a microcosm of a broader societal ill. Radio that appealed to black listeners had violent detractors; Ku Klux Klan members who tore down station towers or threatened DJs on-air. 48 Then, there was journalism education, which has been historically ignored as an essential pipeline for journalists in legacy newsrooms. Educational disparities for women and people of color, generally, have impacted the number of minorities who choose to major in journalism or mass communications for many years.

8 At the inception of the press in America, people of color started their own newspapers to counter narratives that Native Americans were warrior heathens, Asian Americans were dirty communists, Latinos were lazy interlopers, and African Americans were the embodiment of all three. 10 Attempts at targeting minority audiences in the press that weren’t pioneered by people of color had mixed results. 12) But there were other early templates of success in the ethnic press. While gender equality wouldn’t be a media focus for decades to come, in the minority press, women of color played pivotal roles in journalism.

IJE was responsible for training a pioneering wave of minority reporters before its funding was left in the hands of the news organizations that stood to gain the most from training a more diverse cadre of reporters but would ultimately invest the least. At that point, the summer program halted, despite having the support of a champion in Fred Friendly, a white male news executive and one of the most visible white allies for minority journalists in history. The Early Failures of Racial and Gender Integration in Traditional Media 23 Ellis Cose said in a 2013 interview, “I was running the Institute of Journalism Education and I think all that stuff was stuff that came along together.

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