Complete list of speakers

AJE Spring Seminar,
University of Sunderland Canary Wharf campus
Friday January 9, 2015.


9.30 am    Registration and coffee

10.00 am    Welcome to Sunderland University, London campus.

10.05am     Welcome from AJE.

10.10       Academic papers (2 x 20 min papers and 15-20 min discussion).

Claire Wolfe, University of Worcester, ‘Women in business: an analysis of the portrayal of visual imagery used in the business and finance sections of newspapers.’

Deirdre O’Neill, University of Huddersfield, ‘Female politicians in the British press: the exception to the “masculine” norm?’

11.10      Coffee and tea

11.30       Academic papers (2 x 20 min papers and 15-20 min discussion).

Sarah Niblock, Brunel University, ‘”He just snapped”: gendered narratives of family annihilation in the UK press.’

Amanda Geary Pate, University of West of Scotland, ‘Sexism and chauvinism in journalism: experiences of women journalists across five decades.’  (Presented by Jenny McKay on Amanda’s behalf.)

12.30 Lunch

1.30    Angela Phillips, ‘Early campaigns against sexism in the media.’

1.45 – 3.30

‘Journalism and sexism: higher education perspectives.’

Panel-led discussion chaired by Jonathan Hewett, City University.

Contributors include: Suzanne Franks and Barbara Rowlands  both of City University) Dina Rickman and Sara Graham, recent journalism graduates from City University.

3.45 Close.

Coffee and tea


Our keynote speaker, Melissa Benn has unfortunately had to cancel as she is suffering from flu.