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Nordic journalism with gender parity and problems

Chapter in book
Authors Maria Edström
Published in Making change. Nordic Examples of Working Towards Gender Equality in the Media
Pages 41-51
ISBN 91-87957-00-0
Publisher Nordicom
Place of publication Göteborg
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG)
Pages 41-51
Language en
Links hdl.handle.net/2077/37362
Keywords gender, gender equality, news, journalism, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark
Subject categories Media and Communications

Abstract

Journalists pride themselves in revealing injustices and scrutinising power. But when it comes to gender equality in the media, there are still some major blind spots and problems. In its essence, journalism is a matter of choice. One story is chosen ahead of another. Often the news stories are about men. The lives and issues of women still have problems reaching the news, and the newsrooms in the Nordic countries are no exception. This Chapter gives an overview of the current situation.

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