Diversity in the professions

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Diversity in the professions

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

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