The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television News.
By: Lewis, Libby.Material type: TextSeries: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (203 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317607267.Subject(s): African American journalists -- Social conditions | Mass media and race relations -- United States | Race discrimination -- United States | Racism in the press -- United States | Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television NewsDDC classification: 070.195 Online resources: Click here to view book
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Professionalizing and Palatable "Blackness" -- 2 Branding and Marketing "Blackness" -- 3 From Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone -- 4 Owning the "Ghetto" Shows -- 5 Rules of Engagement: The Politics of Race, Gender, and Sexuality -- 6 Barack and Michelle Obama as Signs of Progress and Threat -- Concluding Remarks -- Index.
This book explores the written and unwritten requirements Black journalists face in their efforts to get and keep jobs in television news. Informed by interviews with journalists themselves, Lewis examines how raced Black journalists and their journalism organizations process their circumstances and choose to respond to the corporate and institutional constraints they face. She uncovers the social construction and attempted control of "Blackness" in news production and its subversion by Black journalists negotiating issues of objectivity, authority, voice, and appearance along sites of multiple differences of race, gender, and sexuality.
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