Date of Award
Master of Arts
David Allen, Xin Huang, Jessica Marble
Gender, Journalism, News
Print news has been relied upon as a source of information for centuries. Despite recent strides towards gender equality, women are persistently marginalized in news content and newsrooms. This thesis analyzed over 950 staff-written Milwaukee Journal Sentinel stories and conducted 19 interviews with both men and women staff reporters and editors to examine how patriarchy might infiltrate local print news. I analyzed how women and men authors, sources and subjects are included or excluded from the news. Furthermore, this thesis examines the gendered division of labor within the newsroom.
Wright, Emily, "The Cycle of Exclusion in Local Print News: How News Content Reflects and Reinforces Patriarchy" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 1557.