Racism, sexism, and the media: the rise of class communication in multicultural America

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Sage Publications, Sep 3, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 327 pages
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Racial and ethnic inclusiveness has grown to be more important in the Untied States as its society has become increasingly diverse. Racism, Sexism, and the Media: The Rise of Class Communication in Multicultural America, Third Edition examines how people of color fit into the fabric of America and how the media tell them and others how they fit. Authors Clint C. Wilson, Félix Gutiérrez, and Lena M. Chao perceive the rise of class communication as a result of the convergence of new media technologies and continued demographic segmentation of audiences as people of color grow as targets of and markets for the media.

Racism, Sexism, and the Media, Third Edition is recommended for undergraduate and graduate students of mass communication and social sciences, including journalism, broadcasting, film, and advertising.

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Contents

Do the Media Matter?
35
RACIALISM IN ENTERTAINMENT PORTRAYALS
63
Stereotypes Extend Into Television and the Video Age
87
Copyright

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Clint C. Wilson II is Professor of Journalism and Graduate Professor of

Communication at Howard University. He has also held faculty and

administrative positions at the University of Southern California,

California State University, Los Angeles and Pepperdine University. He has

lectured at other colleges and universities and has been a seminar leader at

the American Press Institute.

He has written four books on subjects related to the Black press and the

relationship between people of color and general audience media in the

United States. His scholarly work has been published in such periodicals as

Journalism Educator, Columbia Journalism Review, Quill and Change. He is a

founder of the Black Journalists Association of Southern California and has

written for various news media organizations including the Associated Press,

Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Pasadena Star-News, St. Petersburg

Times and the Los Angeles Sentinel.

Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly cited his book, "A

History of the Black Press," as among the 35 "most significant books of the

20th century" and he is a recipient of the Honor Medal for Distinguished

Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Wilson holds the A.A. degree in Journalism from Los Angeles City

College, the B.A. degree in journalism and public relations from California

State University, Los Angeles and the M.A. in journalism from the University

of Southern California. He earned the doctorate in higher education

administration from USC. In addition, he has completed fellowships with the

Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University, the Poynter

Institute for Media Studies, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Félix F. Gutiérrez is a Visiting Professor of Journalism at the

Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Southern California

and former Senior Vice President of the Newseum and Freedom Forum, where he

administered journalism education, professional and diversity programs.

Prior to joining the Freedom Forum he held faculty positions at the

University of Southern California, California State University Northridge,

Stanford University and California State University, Los Angeles and

visiting appointments at the University of Texas, Austin, Columbia

University and The Claremont Colleges.

His publication credits include five books and more than 50 articles or

chapters in academic journals, professional publications, and books, most

focusing on media diversity. In addition to freelance articles, he worked

summers and on a weekly basis for the Pasadena Star-News and the Associated

Press during the 1980s. The Asian American Journalists Association,

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Black

College Communication Association, California Chicano News Media

Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and others have

recognized his advocacy on behalf of diversity and inclusion in the media.

He is in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame and

the Stanford University Alumni Association Multicultural Hall of Fame,

received the Honor Medal from the University of Missouri School of

Journalism and was an inaugural member of the Northwestern University Medill

School of Journalism Hall of Achievement.

His education includes a B.A. degree from California State University Los

Angeles, M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern

University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Communication at

Stanford University.

Lena M. Chao is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at California

State University, Los Angeles where she also serves as Director for the

Asian and Asian American Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at CSULA,

she was on the administrative staff of the Media Institute for Minorities at

the University of Southern California and worked as a Public Service

Coordinator at KFWB News radio in Los Angeles. She also has worked at Radio

Espanol and served as Media Director for the American Civil Liberties Union

of Southern California.

Her areas of scholarly specialization include public relations, mass

communication, and intercultural and interpersonal communications. Her

academic work has been published in Human Communication, California Politics

and Policy, and Feedback among others.

She was on the founding board of the Media Action Network for Asian

Americans (MANAA), a watchdog group that monitors communications media in

the United States for fair, balanced and accurate portrayals of Asian

Pacific Americans. Her public service activities also includes membership on

the advisory boards of two non-profit organizations, The Coalition of

Brothers and Sisters Unlimited, and the Estelle Van Meter Multipurpose

Center, both located in South Central Los Angeles. She is Faculty Director

for Service Learning at Cal State L.A., promoting curriculum development and

faculty and student involvement in community service learning opportunities.

Ms. Chao received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of

California, Los Angeles, and her M.S. in Print Journalism and Ph.D. in

Communication Arts and Sciences from the University of Southern California.

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