Women, the economy and the news: undeserved and underrepresented?

Knowles, Sophie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8224-7407 (2020) Women, the economy and the news: undeserved and underrepresented? Journalism Studies, 21 (11) . pp. 1479-1495. ISSN 1461-670X [Article] (doi:10.1080/1461670X.2020.1762241)

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In 2018, the news industry found itself in the headlines when it revealed the significant difference in levels of pay between the genders, with some pre-eminent financial publications having the widest pay gaps. This provided a timely opportunity to survey 65 economic, financial, and business journalists – both men and women – working for news outlets in the UK, including the BBC and the Financial Times. The survey explored the values and working practices of business, economic and financial journalists in the UK, as well as their opinions about the gender pay gap. Results show that while women, as expected, are paid less than the men and hold fewer positions of seniority, few expressed opinions about the gender pay gap. Engaging a wide audience and a lack of resources in the industry to be able to do so are the most pressing concerns for the journalists surveyed.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 31301
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Depositing User: Sophie Knowles
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 11:52
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 15:51
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31301

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