Seeking Equity for Women in Journalism and Mass Communication Education: A 30-year Update

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Ramona R. Rush, Carol E. Oukrop, Pamela J. Creedon
Taylor & Francis, Apr 3, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 376 pages
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This volume concentrates on the study and efforts of women and minority men to gain respect and parity in journalism and mass communication, and focuses on trends over the past three decades. Contributions to the volume provide a history of the equity efforts and offer updates on equity in the academy and in the professions. Theoretical and international perspectives on equity are also included, as are the concerns about equity from the new generations now coming into the profession.

This anthology serves as a benchmark of women's current status in journalism and mass communication and provides a call to action for the future. As such, it is required reading for all concerned with establishing equity throughout the discipline.

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History and Context of Educational Equity
The Update 30 Years of Equity Struggles
Update on the Equity in the Professions
Theoretical and International Perspectives on Equity
Listening to Concerns About Equity
A Memorial Tribute to Marion Carpenter White House News Photographer
Original 1972 Research Report More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Women in Journalism Education
Author Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index

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Rush is Professor and the first Dean in 1977 of the College of Communications at the University of Kentucky.

Pam Creedon, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Iowa, previously directed the J-MC program at Kent State University for seven years and was a faculty member at The Ohio State University for 10 years. An accredited business communicator (ABC), she spent 15 years as an editor and public relations practitioner before entering academe. Currently president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with 190 member colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and eight countries, she is a member of the Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Advisory Board. She serves on the editorial boards of Public Relations Review and the Journal of Public Relations Research. She has edited two books published by Sage: Women in Mass Communication and Women, Media and Sport, and co-edited Seeking Equity for Women in Journalism and Mass Communication by Erlbaum. She is a member of International Advisory Board of the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. She earned her M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon and her B.A. from Mount Union College.

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