Gender bias exists both in journalistic output and the professional realm of its production, write Paula Lobo, of Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Maria João Silveirinha, of University of Coimbra, Marisa Torres da Silva, of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and Filipa Subtil, of Lisbon Polytechnic Institute. They interviewed 18 Portuguese journalists over how they experience gender in the newsroom.
According to the authors, many interviewees denied gender having any significance in their work. Still, the practices and attitudes they expressed clearly indicated gender bias in, for example, assuming “natural” capabilities and attributes of a journalist.
The article “In journalism, we are all men” was publish by the journal Journalism Studies. It is available online (abstract free).
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