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IWPR Publication

Making the Right Call: Jobs and Diversity in the Communications and Media Sector
by Vicky Lovell, Ph.D., Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Jessica Koski (July 2006)

The Communications and Media Sector is at the forefront of the 21st century economy. Employing more than 3 million Americans, activity in this sector fuels cultural, economic, social, and political evolution. New technologies, corporate restructuring, and regulatory change precipitated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 are driving rapid change in these industries, causing major shifts in employment patterns. How do these changes affect women and workers of color, who have historically found good jobs and a path to the middle-class in Communications and Media, through representation by labor unions? This report aims to shed light on this question by analyzing employment in the seven largest Communications and Media industries: Wired Telecommunications, Radio/TV/Cable Broadcasting, Wireless Telecommunications, Newspaper Publishing, Motion Pictures/Video Production, Internet Service Providers (ISP), and Other Information Services

#C364, Report, 54 pages
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