As noted at the outset, this chapter provides an overview of some of the gender-related issues which administrators of journalism, communication, and media programs face and may experience themselves. It identifies and highlights these gender-related issues but is not intended to be a comprehensive discussion or analysis.
Many of these issues are at least evolving, if not volatile. Thus, administrators who hope to lead and manage their units in an exemplary manner need to constantly monitor their environments and the scholarly and popular literature to assure that their knowledge of the issues is as current and complete as possible and that their behaviors, at a minimum, conform to legal and institutional standards and, optimally, are consistent with the goals of providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all.
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Publication information: Book title: Leadership in Times of Change:A Handbook for Communication and Media Administrators. Contributors: William G. Christ - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 313.