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

By Ramona R. Rush; Carol E. Oukrop et al. | Go to book overview

Appendix A
(More Than You Ever Wanted to Know)
About Women and Journalism Education
Ramona R. Rush
Carol E. Oukrop
Sandra W. Ernst

Presented to Minorities and Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism, Carbondale, IL1972.

The various studies which follow in this paper came about for at least two reasons—curiosity and concern. Curiosity, because no one seems to know how many “qualified” women there are in the potential pool for journalism education. Concern, because if the women exist they are seldom visible at AEJ conventions, on the pages of Journalism Quarterly, in the university classrooms, or in administrative positions in schools and departments.1

The primary purpose of the paper is identification of qualified women in journalism education. Another purpose is to find out what they are doing. The third purpose—subtle, subjective, and sensitive—has to do with sex discrimination in journalism education.

The method used in the effort to identify qualified women was to check the membership rolls of the Association for Education in Journalism and

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It would be somewhat less than honest of the authors not to admit that their curiosity and concern have been whetted by HEW violations and guidelines, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, university-level commissions on the status of women, and the efforts of organizations bearing such initials as WEAL, NOW, WLM, and AAUP's Committee W.

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