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Teaching is always challenging, and for some of us who are feminists, teaching journalism is particularly difficult. The tenets of good journalism—objectivity and neutrality—are often antithetical to our feminist values. We face the dilemma of how to incorporate feminist sensibilities into teaching journalism—a profession that strives for detachment and, at times, seems oblivious to its own position of power.
From Feminist Teacher. Copyright 2009 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Used with permission of the University of Illinois Press. This article may not be reproduced, posted online, photocopied or distributed without written permission from the University of Illinois Press.
Walker, D., Geertsema, M., and Barnett, B. (2009). Inverting the Inverted Pyramid: A Conversation about the Use of Feminist Theories to Teach Journalism. Feminist Teacher, 19 (3), pp. 177-194. Available from: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/ccom_papers/6