News, Gender and Power / Edition 1

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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: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Setting new(s) agendas: An introduction 1
Pt. I The gender politics of journalism
1 The politics of the smile: 'Soft news' and the sexualisation of the popular press 17
2 One of the girls?: The changing gender of journalism 33
3 Juvenation: News, girls and power 47
4 Gender, privacy and publicity in 'media event space' 71
5 'Mrs Knight must be balanced': Methodological problems in researching early British television 91
6 Politicizing the personal: Women's voices in British television documentaries 105
7 (En)gendering the truth politics of news discourse 121
Pt. II The gendered realities of news
8 Newsroom accounts of power at work 145
9 Mass communication and the shaping of US feminism 160
10 'Mad cows and Englishmen': Gender implications of news reporting on the British beef crisis 174
11 The gender-politics of news production: Silenced voices and false memories 186
12 Gender and the agenda: News reporting of child sexual abuse 204
13 When the 'extraordinary' becomes 'ordinary': Everyday news of sexual violence 219
14 A family affair: The British press, sex and the Wests 233
15 Crimewatch UK: Keeping women off the streets 248
Bibliography 263
Index 286
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