1st Edition

Hacking Gender and Technology in Journalism

By Sara De Vuyst Copyright 2020
    124 Pages
    by Routledge

    124 Pages
    by Routledge

    Hacking Gender and Technology in Journalism addresses the question of whether journalism’s new digital spaces suffer from the same gendered structures as traditional media organisations, or whether they go beyond such bias.

    This book offers insights into the challenges that women journalists face in relation to technological innovation, as well as the potential for developing strategies for empowerment that it offers. More specifically, there is a focus on the gendering of digital skills, the construction of gender in new digital spheres of journalism, and how these changes can lead to the disruption of gender inequalities in journalism.

    This book will be of interest to scholars in multimedia journalism, media ethics, and gender studies.

    1. Introduction

    2. Tackling the gender-technology question in journalism

    3. Is journalism gender e-qual?

    4. Gender issues in data journalism

    5. Hacking the gender gap

    6. From bytes to backlash

    7. Conclusion


    Sara De Vuyst is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication Studies at Ghent University. Her research interests are feminist media studies and, more specifically, gender issues and technological innovation journalism. She has a passion for feminism and a strong interest in digital storytelling, data journalism, and innovative journalistic formats. De Vuyst is vice-chair of the ECREA Gender and Communication section and part of a network of research on gendered online harassment.