The following is a selection of papers and articles related to Gender and the Media that may be useful for your own work
and research (listed in alphabetical order):
Case Study: Movimiento Manuela Ramos
by the Health Communication Partnership, April 1 2005.
The Complex Visual Gendering of Political Women in the Press
by Asa Kroon Lundell and Mats Ekström, Journalism Studies, Vol 9: pp 891-910, June, 2009.
their article, Lundell and Ekström give an excellent summary of the
ways in which images are used to reinforce gender stereotypes and
discredit female politicians in the Swedish media. They discuss, using
a number of vivid and specific examples, images that reinforce
stereotypical notions of femininity - thereby discrediting female
politicians on the basis of their supposed weakness/emotional fragility
- and images that contradict stereotypical notions of femininity -
thereby discrediting female politicians as a result of their
"abnormality." Lundell and Ekström make the important concession that
male politicians, too, are subject to the unfortunate application of
gender stereotypes, and that the media should work towards establishing
an understanding that effective politicians need not, whether male or female, subscribe to any particular gender norm.
Coretta Scott King and the media: Martin's wife
published at the
Media Monitoring Project website.
The Gender Gap: Women Are Still Missing as Sources for Journalists
by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, Columbia University - New York.
Género y publicidad: El sexismo en las revistas femeninas argentinas
por Adriana Causa, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Area de
Investigación sobre Tecnología y Sociedad. Trabajo presentado en los
Congresos ALAIC / IBERCOM / REDCOM, 2004.
Panorama de la Observación Crítica de los Medios de Comunicación en
América Latina (1.8MB)
por Viviana Erazo y Oliver Schmitt, Observatorio de
Medios FUCATEL - Santiago, Chile.
Mujeres en Televisión
por Eva Giberti, Psicóloga y Psicoanalista - Argentina.
News Media Subtly Influences Attitudes about Gender Differences
by Victoria Brescoll, Psychological Science, Vol. 15: pp 515-520, August, 2004.
News Coverage of Violence against Women: The Turkish Case
by Zeynep Alat, Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 6: pp 295-314, May, 2007 - London.
Alat's article provides a shocking review of practices in the Turkish
media when it comes to the news coverage of crimes committed against
women. Specifically, the article highlights the apparent ubiquity of
rape in Turkey's newspapers, the troubling tendency of many articles to
"blame the victim," and the frighteningly common assertion that a man's
feelings for a women can excuse his illicit actions against her. Alat's
is a lucid and disquieting account of affairs which calls to light many
of the unfortunate norms that the GMMP seeks to catalogue.
VAW & ICTs: Harmful representations of women in ICTs
by Jac sm Kee, GenderIT, 31 May 2005.
Women and Media: Progress and Issues
by Carolina Rodriguez Bello, Women’s Human Rights Net, October 2003.