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Title The Palgrave international handbook of women and journalism / edited by Carolyn M. Byerly
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 477 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Carolyn M. Byerly -- Factors affecting the status of women journalists : a structural analysis / Carolyn M. Byerly -- Bulgaria : Cinderella went to market, with consequences for women journalists / Sorin Nastasia and Diana Iulia Nastasia -- Estonia : women journalists and women's emancipation in Estonia / Diana Iulia Nastasia, Barbi Pilvre and Kaja Tampere -- Finland : women journalists, the unequal majority / Tarja Savolainen and Henrika Zilliacus-Tikkanen -- Russia : women journalists and the engendered transition / Diana Iulia Nastasia and Ekaterina Bondarenko -- Sweden : women reach parity but gender troubles persist / Maria Edstrom -- South Africa : newsrooms in transition / Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh -- Canada : the paradox of women in news / Mary Lynn Young and Alison Beale -- Israel : women still a minority, but in a better place / Einat Lachover -- Norway : the uncomfortable gender gap in news media / Turid Øvrebo -- Poland : women journalists and ̀the Polish mother' mentality / Diana Iulia Nastasia and Sorin Nastasia -- Spain : many women, little power / Juana Gallego -- The UK : equal opportunities in theory, but not practice / Kaitlynn Mendes -- The US : social contradictions also seen in newsrooms / Carolyn M. Byerly -- Brazil : need for national debate on women in journalism / Thaïs de Mendonc̦a Jorge and Zélia Leal Adghirni -- Chile : female journalists without access to power / Claudia Lagos and Claudia Mellado -- France : a nuanced feminization of journalism / Eugénie Saitta -- Germany : parity number-wise, but women face a glass ceiling / Viktoria Akchurina -- Kenya : ̀A girl may not sit on the father's stool' / Peter J. Kareithi -- Mexico : structural challenges for women in news media / Aimée Vega Montiel and Patricia Ortega Ramírez -- Namibia : women make strides in post-independence newsrooms / Maria Mboono Nghidinwa -- Uganda : women near parity but still leaving newsrooms / Barbara Kaija -- Australia : a case of systemic inequity for women journalists / Louise North -- Bangladesh : gender inequality results from policy inequity / Kajalie Shehreen Islam -- China : women journalists, Chinese news media and historical shifts / Yu Shi -- Ghana : women in decision-making-new opportunities, old story / Audrey Gadzekpo -- India : what you see is not what you get / Ammu Joseph -- Japan : why so few women journalists? / Reiko Ishiyama -- Jordan : toward gender balance in the newsrooms / Abeer Al-Najjar -- Lebanon : women's struggle for gender equality and harassment-free newsrooms / Jad Melki and Sarah Mallat -- Conclusion : journalism and women's broader struggle / Carolyn M. Byerly
Summary This handbook is a timely academic adaptation of information contained in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a study commissioned by the International Women's Media Foundation and published in 2011. The study was conducted by the book's editor, international feminist media scholar, Carolyn M. Byerly. The text draws together the most robust data from that study, presenting it in 29 chapters on individual nations and three additional chapters with historical background on women in journalism and a theoretical framework grounded in feminist political economy. The book is the most expansive effort to date to consider women's standing in the journalism profession across the world. The contributing authors, in most cases the original researchers for their respective nations in the Global Report study, seek to question the status of women in newsrooms, asking how far women have come and what their progress (or lack of progress) tells us about women's right to communicate
Notes "Palgrave handbooks."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Women in journalism.
Women in journalism -- Statistics
Gender studies: women.
Media studies.
Feminism & feminist theory.
Women in journalism
Genre/Form Statistics
Form Electronic book
Author Byerly, Carolyn M., editor.
ISBN 9781137273246
Other Titles International handbook of women and journalism
Handbook of women and journalism