Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Cycle of Exclusion in Local Print News: How News Content Reflects and Reinforces Patriarchy
by Wright, Emily A., M.A., The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2017, 54; 10271989
Abstract (Summary)

Print news has been relied upon as a source of information for centuries. Despite recent strides towards gender equality, women are persistently marginalized in news content and newsrooms. This thesis analyzed over 950 staff-written Milwaukee Journal Sentinel stories and conducted 19 interviews with both men and women staff reporters and editors to examine how patriarchy might infiltrate local print news. I analyzed how women and men authors, sources and subjects are included or excluded from the news. Furthermore, this thesis examines the gendered division of labor within the newsroom.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pritchard, David
Commitee: Allen, David, Huang, Xin, Marble, Jessica
School: The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Department: Media Studies
School Location: United States -- Wisconsin
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Journalism
Keywords: Gender, Journalism, News
Publication Number: 10271989
ISBN: 978-0-355-01839-4
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