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Women and Journalism

Women and Journalism
Suzanne Franks

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In many countries, the majority of high profile journalists and editors remain male. Although there have been considerable changes in the prospects for women working in the media in the past few decades, women are still noticeably in the minority in the top journalistic roles, despite making up the majority of journalism students. In this book, Suzanne Franks looks at the key issues surrounding female journalists - from on-screen sexism and ageism to the dangers facing female foreign correspondents reporting from war zones. She also analyses the way that the changing digital media have presented both challenges and opportunities for women working in journalism and considers this in an international perspective. . In doing so, this book provides an overview of the ongoing imbalances faced by women in the media and looks at the key issues hindering gender equality in journalism.

Author Info

Suzanne Franks is Professor of Journalism at City University London. She was formerly Director of Research at the Centre for Journalism, University of Kent and a news and current affairs producer for the BBC, working on Newsnight, the Money Programme, and Panorama. Her publications include Reporting Disasters – Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media and Having None of It: Women, Men and the Future of Work.


'Women and Journalism accomplishes a lot in a short space... compelling to anyone interested in newsroom employment and women in the media.'
Marilyn Greenwald, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

'There are a huge number of issues here, all of them raised by Franks in this excellent, informative and thought-provoking study.'
Julia Langdon, British Journalism Review


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Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Series: Reuters Challenges

ISBN: 9781780765853
Publication Date: 29 Jul 2013
Number of Pages: 192
Height: 216
Width: 134

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