Standard masculine viewpoints dominate the agenda and public understanding, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Standard masculine viewpoints dominate the agenda and public understanding, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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Four years ago, a student from a reputable university asked if we could meet for coffee. She really, really, really wanted to become a newspaper or online journalist and wanted me to tell her all about it. We met. Naomi (not her real name) was smart, informed and enthusiastic. She knew more about th ...
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Gender and the news industry: Why it’s important to focus on mainstream newspapers. Despite the loss of readership, they shape the discourse on contemporary issues, writes Marina Franchi

Gender and the news industry: Why it’s important to focus on mainstream newspapers. Despite the loss of readership, they shape the discourse on contemporary issues, writes Marina Franchi

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Marina Franchi will take part in the panel discussion The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers, hosted by LSE Business Review, Women in Journalism UK and Catalyst.In her blog post, Allyson Zimmerman identifies the press as a site where stereotypical representations o ...
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Media should reflect all society, not just a typically male ruling class, writes Jane Martinson

Media should reflect all society, not just a typically male ruling class, writes Jane Martinson

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A hunch five years ago that the front pages of British newspapers were dominated by men prompted research that proved the hunch right: daily newspapers were full of male writers and voices.Since then much has changed, not least the appointment of the UK’s second female prime minister, the first wo ...
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