Publication
Title
When do women get a voice? Explaining the presence of female news sources in Belgian news broadcasts (20035)
Author
Abstract
For more than a decade now, it has been demonstrated that female news sources receive little attention in television news. Usually women account for no more than 2025 percent of total time devoted to people speaking in the news. This article assesses when exactly female news sources are depicted in the news, using a dataset of 25,896 news items and 1600 hours of television, covering public broadcasting and commercial television in Belgium (Flanders) for the years 20035. The analysis shows that female news sources are strongly stereotyped and limited to traditional female topics. The impact of the gender of the reporter was limited. Contrary to expectations, the broadcasting corporation with a long-standing gender diversity policy actually scored worse than its counterpart without such a policy.The article concludes with a discussion of the apparently difficult relation between traditional news standards and the depiction of gender diversity.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of communication. - London, 1986, currens
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
0267-3231 [print]
1460-3705 [online]
Volume/pages
25:1(2010), p. 69-84
ISI
000275565300005
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 21.05.2017
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