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ERIC Number: ED260405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-5
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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The Minimal Image of Women in "Time" and "Newsweek," 1940-1980.
Matthews, Mary L.; Reuss, Carol
The news photo content in randomly selected issues of "Time" and "Newsweek" for the years 1940, 1960, and 1980 was analyzed to document the degree of media change, if any, that occurred. A comparison was made of the number of male and female newsmakers, the roles these newsmakers portrayed, and the magazine departments in which they appeared. Results showed that women were infrequently pictured in the two newsmagazines in all roles except those of artist/entertainer and spouse and in all departments except Entertainment and People. The few females depicted as professionals often held stereotypical occupations. No significant change was found in the portrayal of females in the two newsmagazines over the 40 year period in spite of significant changes in society. (Author/HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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