Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Hugh Cowdin
Does the Omaha World Herald Provide an accurate and meaningful portrayal of blacks and black issues? In 1968, President Johnson’s task force on civil disorders (the Kerner Commission) published a landmark report on the United States’ race relations calling on news organizations to cover black communities and black problems with greater understanding and in greater depth. (Nelson, 1987)
Weston, Jeanette, "In search of parity: Coverage of news events portraying blacks in the Omaha World Herald, from 1953 to 1988" (1993). Student Work. 3132.