The European Enlightenment fostered ideals that still animate democratic societies, but those ideals were freighted with received notions of white supremacy and patriarchy. This presentation traces the ways in which those ideas affected the development of the norms and practices of American journalism in the 18th and 19th centuries.
I remember movies like this from elementary school. No wonder that I never conceived that I could grow up to be a reporter or editor.
That’s the title of a live chat held by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications last week about a recent study showing that women are being driven from the newspaper field. The survey, published in the summer, 2009 Newspaper Research Journal, found that 60 percent of respondents either plan to leave the field or are seriously consider it. The link below takes you to the replay of the conversation with the study’s author, Scott Reinardy, an assistant professor in the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. Other participants in the conversation include women who have given up newspapering and others who are considering it.