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ERIC Number: ED308536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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The Portrayal of Women in Newspapers: A Meta-Analysis.
Greenwald, Marilyn S.
To investigate the role and portrayal of women in newspapers and to determine trends emerging from this portrayal, a study examined 15 published quantitative research studies (content analyses) on the portrayal of women in newspapers, dating from 1973 until 1988. Studies were gathered primarily from "Communication Abstracts," the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), "Journalism Monographs," several dissertation and thesis indices, and previous studies. Data gathered included year of publication, size and nature of the sample, qualitative descriptions of the portrayal, and any other pertinent factors that offered a glimpse of how women are portrayed in newspapers' news pages. Analysis indicated that in general, the studies showed a consistent pattern of unequal treatment of women in the news pages. The treatment of women improved only slightly (or not at all) from the time of the 1973 study until recently, despite the entrance of more women into the work force and increasing media coverage given to women's rights. (Thirty footnotes are included, and one table of data and 21 references are attached.) (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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