Media Report to Women
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The article considers reasons for the continuing exclusion and stereotyping of women in the news media. It also suggests productive avenues for research and media activism. A media sociology approach was used to consider the various factors that influence the production of news. Media sociology is concerned with how news is socially constructed, typically resulting in the inclusion of some issues and events and the exclusion of others.
This article was originally published in Media Report to Women,2008, Volume 36, Issue 1.
Geertsema, M. (2008). Conceptualizing Strategies for Research and Activism: A Media Sociology Approach. Media Report to Women, 36 (1), pp. 8-15. Available from: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/ccom_papers/3