Call for Chapters: Book about journalists’ beliefs and work

Professors Eric Freedman (Michigan State University), Robyn Goodman (Alfred University) and Elanie Steyn (University of Oklahoma) are developing a proposal for a research-grounded book about global perspectives on how professional journalists do their jobs and what they believe. They are looking for proposals for chapters of about 3,000 words based on your latest research and insights that fit such themes as: Journalists’ attitudes toward their jobs, including economics, professional standards, contribution to society. Impact of industry changes on professionals. Professional ethics. Gender and minority issues in the newsroom and in the profession. Impact on journalists of censorship, self-censorship and other constraints on press freedom. Training for professional journalists. Adaptation to rapidly changing technologies. Physical safety in conflict and war zones. Unionization and professional organizations. Coping with psychological pressures. Use of user-generated content.   They  are looking for a broad geographic range of chapters. Our primary focus is on journalists themselves, not their news organizations and not journalism students or faculty. If you are interested in our reviewing a chapter proposal, please email us: A working title...
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Academics present research on female politicians in the press to MPs at Parliament

Academics present research on female politicians in the press to MPs at Parliament

Female Conservative and Labour politicians receive more negative media coverage than their male counterparts, while female Liberal Democrats were generally ignored, new research has found. Research by Leeds Trinity journalism academic Deirdre O’Neill and partly funded by a grant from the AJE,  was hailed as an ‘important’ work by Mary Mcleod MP in her opening remarks to an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sex Equality examining media coverage of women in politics. Ms O’Neill, Associate Principal Lecturer in Journalism, and co-author Dr Heather Savigny of Bournemouth University, were presenting their findings on press coverage of female politicians over the last 20 years, in a session organised by the Fawcett Society. Their work showed that women in 2012 were receiving less coverage in proportion to their relative numbers in Parliament than in 2002 and 1992, and that they were being quoted less than 20 years ago. The research also demonstrated that Conservative and Labour women were receiving proportionally more negative coverage than their male counterparts...
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