The J Word 5.8: Gender & Identity in Newswork
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In this episode, we take a global look at influences of gender and identity in newswork. With a focus on investigative journalism in Latin America, Vanessa de Macedo Higgins Joyce at Texas State University, in the U.S., discusses the opportunities and challenges for women entering that news genre. In Colombia, Julián D. Cortés-Sánchez at Universidad del Rosario who is also affiliated with Fudan University, in China, the Universidad de Los Andes, in Colombia, and Woxsen University, in India, talks through a content analysis of business journalism that, in part, discusses the role and representations of women in financial news. And, recorded separately, Tyra L. Jackson at Texas A&M, in the U.S., shares her autoethnography about working as a Black female reporter in a white newsroom.


Text Featured in this Episode:

Cortés-Sánchez, J. D., & Ibáñez, D. B. (2022). Content analysis in business digital media columns: evidence from Colombia. Journalism Practice16(1), 218-236.


Jackson, T. L. (2022). Stories that Don't Make the News: Navigating a White Newsroom as a Black Female Reporter. Journalism Practice, 1-16.

Higgins Joyce, V. D. M., Cueva Chacón, L., & Alves, R. C. (2022). Moving Barriers to Investigative Journalism in Latin America in Times of Instability and Professional Innovation. Journalism Practice, 1-19.


Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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