Documentary investigation of the cultural competence exhibited at an African American weekly newspaper organization

Nova Southeastern University
Presentation Date: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Event or Conference: 
The Qualitative Report, 8th Annual Conference
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Abstract: 
How does cultural competence propagate within a minority organization (Georgetown University, 2016)? For many in these identity-based organizations, this may be the only establishment where they feel their leadership style is represented equitably. Robert Cole, a prominent social theory researcher used a qualitative personal documentary style to investigate how people see themselves within their communities and their lives (Fricke, 2006). Since little is known about African American newspaper editors and publishers perceptions of their community presence and leadership styles, I employed the documentary style to observe an African American weekly newspaper editor-in-chief for whom I reported