Women and the Media

Spring 2020
WGST/Journalism
7716
Course Description

This class analyzes images of women in the media and studies women journalists in the workplace. We will focus on historical perspectives on women as journalists, and on issues usually not covered by mass media. Attention will be paid to minority as well as majority women. The class will read critically and discuss scholarly and journalistic work on 1) research on women and journalism, 2) images of women as depicted in the media, 3) media coverage of certain issues, and 4) international perspectives of women and the media.