Does gender determine journalists' professional views? A reassessment based on cross-national evidence

Hanitzsch, Thomas & Hanusch, Folker (2012) Does gender determine journalists' professional views? A reassessment based on cross-national evidence. European Journal of Communication, 27(3), pp. 257-277.

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Abstract

Research into journalism and gender to date has found somewhat contradictory evidence as to the ways in which women and men practice journalism. While some scholars claim that women have inherently different concepts and practices of journalism and that this has led to a feminization of journalism, others have found little evidence to suggest that men and women differ significantly in terms of their role conceptions. While numerous studies have been conducted into this issue around the world, few have taken a truly comparative approach. This paper presents results from a large-scale comparative survey into gender differences in journalists’ professional views in 18 diverse countries around the world. Results suggest that women and men do not differ in any meaningful ways in their role conceptions on neither the individual level, in newsrooms dominated by women, nor in socio-cultural contexts where women have achieved a certain level of empowerment.

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ID Code: 68298
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: journalists, gender, professional views, survey, comparison
DOI: 10.1177/0267323112454804
ISSN: 1460-3705
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult authors
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 05:30
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 15:15

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