Men as Experts and Women as Victims?
How to Achieve Gender Diversity in News Sourcing
According to the Global Media Monitoring Project, only about 24% of news subjects and 19% of experts interviewed in the news are women. Research also shows that women tend more often to be portrayed as witnesses or victims while men are quoted as experts. The process through which people are assigned certain characteristics based on gender is called gender stereotyping, and gendered sourcing in editorial content is one aspect of that. What are some of the strategies that can help achieve gender diversity in news sourcing? How can newsmakers better serve their audiences in this respect?
Silvie Lauder, Journalist, Respekt, Czechia
Lara Joannides, Project Lead 50:50 Project, BBC, United Kingdom
Greta Gober, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Stockholm, Poland/Sweden
Zuzanna Ziomecka, Journalist, Editor, Newsroom Leadership Coach, Poland
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