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  • Diversity in the professions
    Agenda:
    • Racism/sexism in the workplace
    • Discrimination
    • Solutions
  • Racism/sexism not obsolete
    Media professions any different from others?
    Is ambivalence harder to tackle?
    Should employees be expected to tolerate some level of racism/sexism? From sources/clients? From co-workers, supervisors?
  • Faces of discrimination…
    Media professions any different from others?
    Is ambivalence harder to tackle?
    Should employees “learn to deal” with some level of racism/sexism?
  • ASNE 2011 newsroom census
    18.72 percent of online-only employees were minority.
    Minority interns – 24 percent – decreased from 27 percent last year.
    19 percent of first-time hires were minorities..
    36.92 percent of full-time employees at daily newspapers are women.
    Minority women accounted for 19.3 percent of female newsroom staffers.
    Minority men account for 10.8 percent of male newsroom staffers.
  • Hiring practices… con’t
    Retention is a key factor.
    Rooney Rule for media professions?
    Last hired/ fired policies hurting minorities.
  • Women in media…and their nicknames
    Ice Queen
    The Devil
    Dominatrix
    “She’s got more balls than the New York Yankees.”
    “She’s got balls like cast-iron cantaloupes.”
    Tough
    Masculine
    Those traits, if applied to a man, would be admirable.
    ~Martha Stewart
  • Whose bias? Audience or boss?
  • Whose responsible for fixing it?
    W. E. Gutman, journalist, “Women in the Media”
    Do men and non-Hispanic whites share a role in eliminating racism/sexism in the workplace and media?
    What can individual women and minorities do to improve their situation?
  • Tweeted suggestions…
    #GRdiscuss
  • What are your solutions?
    National Association for Black Journalists
    National Association for Hispanic Journalists
    Native American Journalists Association
    Asian American Journalists Association
  • “But fundamentally, because we had something to prove: Diversity can happen anywhere. And should.”
    ~Mike Jacobs, editor and publisher, Great Forks (N.D.) Herald, winner of 2008 Pacesetter diversity award.