Women and Journalism offers a rich and comprehensive analysis of the roles, status and experiences of women journalists in the United States and Britain.
Drawing on a variety of sources and dealing with a host of women journalists ranging from nineteenth century pioneers to Martha Gellhorn, Kate Adie and Veronica Guerin, the authors investigate the challenges women have faced in their struggle to establish reputations as professionals.
This book provides an account of the gendered structuring of journalism in print, radio and television and speculates about women's still-emerging role in online journalism. Their accomplishments as war correspondents are tracked to the present, including a study of the role they played post-September 11th.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Women and Journalism in the United States and the United Kingdom 1. Early Women Journalists: 1850-1945 2. Women Journalists in the Post-War Period Chapter 3. The Education and Training of Women Journalists 4. 'One of the Boys?' Women's Experiences of the 'Glass Ceiling' 5. Gendered News Room Cultures and Values 6. Challenges to Sexism and Discrimination 7. The 'First Wave' of Women's Alternative Journalism 8. Women's Alternative Journalism of the 'Second' and 'Third' Wave 9. Women's Alternative Media in Broadcasting and the Internet 10. Women War Correspondents Women War Correspondents Between the 1970s and the 1990s 11. 'Postmodern Journalism' and its Implications for Women 12. Conclusion: Women, Journalism and New Media