A Dilemma for Black Women in Broadcast Journalism

Ferguson, Renee
June 2007
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p80
The article discusses the author's experience of discrimination as an African American woman in broadcast journalism. Se describes the heated argument she and her mentor Don Imus when he suggested that she get rid of her African American hair. She explains her decision not to have her hair changed to emphasize her ethnic identity. The author also describes her efforts in building her reputation as a solid, fair, and hardworking journalist.


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