Strangers on their own news beats

O'Neill, Michael
December 1997
Nieman Reports;Winter97, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p56
Evaluates the minority hiring programs of the American society of Newspaper Editors. Problem in the cultural gap between reporters and readers; Implementation of `upgrading' the staff idea at The Daily News in 1960's and 1970's; Concern on the degree in which an elitist journalism creates attitudes that demean the beliefs of ordinary people. INSET: Dressing up for dinner.


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