Title

Why Should We Care? The Philosophical and Economic Arguments forMedia Diversity

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Pluralizing Journalism Education: AMulticultural Handbook

Editor

Carolyn Martindale

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Publication Date

1993

First Page

7

Last Page

16

Abstract

Basically, there are only two reasons why the news media in this country -- and those who read newspapers and watch TV -- should worry about demographic change and the media's employment and coverage of "minorities" -- nonwhite Americans -- in America. The two reasons? Well, as one of my colleagues likes to tell his students about beginning newswriting, "It ain't rocket science." Neither are those two basic reasons behind the imperative facing the news media to employ and cover what is fast becoming the most culturally and racially diverse nation on Earth.

Comments

Originally Published by Greenwood Press, Made Available at: http://www.usu.edu/journalism/faculty/pease/whydiversity.html

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