We are pleased to announce that the papers of Vernon Stone are now available and accessible through a finding aid. Stone served for 22 years as the research director for the Radio and Television News Directors Association, in which capacity he took innumerable surveys dealing with many facets of the news business, including women and minorities in the newsroom, electronic newsgathering, stress on the job, and careers in the news business, among many other topics.
He also served on the faculties of four different universities and prepared copious notes for his lectures, which are a part of the collection. He wrote many articles on the news business based on his surveys and these form part of the collection, along with the wide-ranging research he did on his topics.
Stone was an avid researcher who collected extensively in the area of media, and this collection represents a rich source of research brought together on many topics. The clippings especially represent a collocation of materials useful to the researcher interested in broadcast media in the last half of the twentieth century.
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