News, Gender and Power / Edition 1

News, Gender and Power / Edition 1

by Stuart Allan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415170168

ISBN-13: 9780415170161

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

How do gender relations affect the practice of journalism? Despite the star status accorded to some women reporters, and the dramatic increase in the number of women working in journalism, why do men continue to occupy most senior management positions? And why do female readers, viewers and listeners remain as elusive as ever?
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Overview

How do gender relations affect the practice of journalism? Despite the star status accorded to some women reporters, and the dramatic increase in the number of women working in journalism, why do men continue to occupy most senior management positions? And why do female readers, viewers and listeners remain as elusive as ever?
News, Gender and Power addresses the pressing questions of how gender shapes the forms, practice, institutions and audiences of journalism. The contributors, who include John Hartley, Pat Holland, Jenny Kitzinger and Myra Macdonald, draw on feminist theory and gender-sensitive critiques to explore media issues such as:
* ownership and control
* employment and occupation status
* the representation of women in the media
* the sexualization of news and audience research.

Within this framework the contributors explore media coverage of:
* the trial of O. J. Simpson
* British beef and the BSE scandal
* the horrific crimes of Fred and Rosemary West
*
child sexual abuse and false memory syndrome
* the portrayal of women in TV documentaries such as Modern Times and Cutting Edge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415170161
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Setting new(s) agendas: An introduction1
Pt. IThe gender politics of journalism
1The politics of the smile: 'Soft news' and the sexualisation of the popular press17
2One of the girls?: The changing gender of journalism33
3Juvenation: News, girls and power47
4Gender, privacy and publicity in 'media event space'71
5'Mrs Knight must be balanced': Methodological problems in researching early British television91
6Politicizing the personal: Women's voices in British television documentaries105
7(En)gendering the truth politics of news discourse121
Pt. IIThe gendered realities of news
8Newsroom accounts of power at work145
9Mass communication and the shaping of US feminism160
10'Mad cows and Englishmen': Gender implications of news reporting on the British beef crisis174
11The gender-politics of news production: Silenced voices and false memories186
12Gender and the agenda: News reporting of child sexual abuse204
13When the 'extraordinary' becomes 'ordinary': Everyday news of sexual violence219
14A family affair: The British press, sex and the Wests233
15Crimewatch UK: Keeping women off the streets248
Bibliography263
Index286

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