When women make the news, what does the news make of them? That is the question the Women in Journalim’s Research Committee set out to examine. But as with any question to do with news values in general, this is not as straightforward as it seems. When does coverage that aims to be hard-hitting cross over into sexism? When does reasonable opinion become skewed by the sex of the subject? As working journalists, we are all too aware of such complexities and our breif was not to be prescriptive but to provie food for thought.

 

Read full research here: Women in the news: Does Sex change the way a newspaper thinks?