Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
There are painfully few nonwhites among the ranks of top newspaper executives. Those who have survived in the business long enough to become assistant managing editors or higher frankly discuss the barriers they encountered on the way up, and the blows that knocked some minority colleagues off the ladder.
Edward C. Pease and Guido H. Stempel III. “Surviving to the Top: Views of Minority Newspaper Executives.” Newspaper Research Journal, 11 (3): 64-79 (Summer 1990).