Gendered journalism cultures : strategies and tactics in the fields of journalism in Britain and Sweden
The aim of the dissertation is to explore the way journalism works in two social fields of journalism, those of Britain and Sweden, from 1989 to 2002. The focus of the study is on creation and re-creation of value systems, power-struggles, and on their gendered nature. The conclusion of the book is that similarities outweigh the differences between the two journalism cultures of Britain and Sweden. And both cultures are similarly permeated by the gendered logic of journalism. Issues of feminization and gentrification of journalism are also discussed
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The main finding is that status, prestige and power have been associated with conceptions of masculinity and these conceptions, in turn, have been associated to the beliefs that underpin the field – the image of the journalistic “mission”.
Format: 253 p.