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The Influence of Reporter Gender on Source Selection in Newspaper Stories

The Influence of Reporter Gender on Source Selection in Newspaper Stories This study analyzed the frequency and placement given to male and female sources and story subjects in news-paper coverage and their relationship to the gender of the reporter, A content analysis of 889 stories found that male sources and subjects received more mentions and were placed more prominently in the stories. Controlling for structural and editorial influences, results indicated that the presence of females in the byline is a significant predictor of females appearing within the news story. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly SAGE

The Influence of Reporter Gender on Source Selection in Newspaper Stories

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 2004 Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
ISSN
1077-6990
eISSN
2161-430X
DOI
10.1177/107769900408100110
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Abstract

This study analyzed the frequency and placement given to male and female sources and story subjects in news-paper coverage and their relationship to the gender of the reporter, A content analysis of 889 stories found that male sources and subjects received more mentions and were placed more prominently in the stories. Controlling for structural and editorial influences, results indicated that the presence of females in the byline is a significant predictor of females appearing within the news story.

Journal

Journalism & Mass Communication QuarterlySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 2004

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