ERIC Number: ED153210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Covering Women: Women's Publications and the Mass Media.
Silver, Sheila J.
Before reporting on a study of the relationship between the mass media and advocates of women's rights who edit periodicals for women, the first half of this paper discusses the following: the problematic area of the coverage of women in newspapers, feminist criticism of the restricted content of women's pages, the press's controversial coverage of the women's movement, journalists as advocates of feminism, and feminist periodicals. The second half of the paper reports on a questionnaire designed to find out how 210 editors of women's publications felt about communication for women. Questions asked for specific information about the publication and limited the range of responses on opinion questions. The survey results are both demographic and related to the relationship between the mass media and the respondents. The study revealed no hostility between feminist editors and the press; dissatisfaction that exists on the part of the editors surveyed lies mainly in the frustrations of reaching women when limited by unsophisticated equipment, low budgets, and small staffs, while the mass media, with wider influence and range, are uncertain and inconsistent in assigning stories about women and giving them prominent play. (CC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (60th, Madison, Wisconsin, August 21-24, 1977)