Friday, May 08, 2009

Also coming soon: Article in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Gender Mainstreaming in International News: A Case Study of the Inter Press Service (Vol. 86, No. 1, Spring 2009, pp. 65-84)


From 1994 to 1999, the global news agency Inter Press Service (IPS) implemented a gender mainstreaming policy in its newsrooms. This article presents results of a study of the organizational changes and news coverage that IPS advocated, as well as methods employed to bring about these changes. It shows that IPS has not been able to mainstream gender into all aspects of the organization and news coverage, and it considers reasons for the lacking implementation of the policy, while documenting IPS's efforts to improve women’s access and representation in international news.

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