Women on the front page: The development of the presence and role of women as source of news on the front pages of three major newspapers between 1935-2005
Vrouwen op de voorpagina: De ontwikkeling van de aanwezigheid en de rol van vrouwen als bron van het nieuws op de voorpagina’s van NRC, de Volkskrant en De Telegraaf tussen 1935 en 2005
Thesis on the change of how women are depicted in newspaper over the years. Particular attention has been paid to the 'voice' given to the women (on what subjects their expertise has been consulted). The research assesses the headlines of the three major national newspapers. Both quantitative (frequency) and qualitative (content) assessments were made.
Key information on EU or National policies/legislation on women's' representation on the Media:
A reference is made to the EC's research and subsequent statements in 1999/2000 regarding the representation of , including in terms of how they are depicted. At national level references are made to women's rights in general in the Netherlands, such as the legal environment around abortion, parental rights, and equal rights in the 1970s and the subsequent women's movement for real equality in the 1980s
Key information on trends and challenges on women and the media:
The study is historical and highlights key trends that account for the results of media attention to women, including the evolvement of women's rights. It also refers to the emancipation monitor conducted annually in the Netherlands.
Key stakeholders mentioned:
Newspapers, women NGOs, the association of journalists
Format: pdf; 78 p.