Magazine article The Quill

Number of Minority Newscaster Drop

Magazine article The Quill

Number of Minority Newscaster Drop

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The number of women appearing on the Big Three network evening newscasts is dropping, according to a new survey.

During 2001,29 percent of the correspondents on the evening newscasts were women, down from 33 percent the previous year, The New York Post reported.

"It's discouraging to see three years of backward movement for women and hardly any forward movement for minorities after such impressive, double-digit gains during the '90s," said Joe Foote, director of the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

Using visibility statistics selected by the Vanderbilt Television Archive Web site, Foote calculated the appearances of each correspondent reporting at least five times during a calendar year, with anchors not being counted. …

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