South African news media have reached near gender parity in terms of the workforce. But do women have equal power to influence news agendas and to extend the broader public discourse, ask Ylva Rodny-Gumede in a newly published article.
Through interviews with journalists the study shows that despite improved gender equity, female journalists do not think they have the same power to alter news agendas as their male colleagues. The study also shows that male and female journalists emphasize different story angles and articulate their role in society differently.
The study is published as an online-first article of the journal Communicatio. Read the article here. (abstract public)
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