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"Thinkings" and "Doings" of Gender: Gendering Processes in Swedish News Production

Chapter in book
Authors Monica Löfgren Nilsson
Published in Mendes K. (Ed.). Gender and the Media
Pages 1-16
ISBN 9781138827516
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG)
Pages 1-16
Language en
Keywords gender, journalism culture, journalistic practices, news production
Subject categories Gender Studies, Media and Communications


Although many news organizations claim to be gender neutral, and are more often than not treated as such within research, organizations are indeed gendered. By analysing a Swedish broadcasting newsroom, this study shows how gender expectations were embedded in daily practice, in routines and rituals. Furthermore, the study highlights how daily practice and cultural meanings interact with the gendered division of labour in the newsroom.

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