Case 16: Global Media Monitoring Project
The Global Media Monitoring Project
The home page of the website that hosts the GMMP, called Who Makes the News?
The GMMP Reports Page
The direct link to download reports from 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.
Getting the Balance Right
A 2009 report on gender equality in journalism from the International Federation of Journalists (PDF).
Media Report to Women
Referenced in Case 16, this quarterly publication from Communication Research Associates provides information on all types of media and the way in which they depict women and issues of interest to women.
Media Smarts from Canada
Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy offers its take on that country’s media coverage of women and women’s issues.
No More Content Analyses
EBSCO link to the 1992 article from Barbara Luebke in Newspaper Research Journal. She says studies of newspaper content have proven the same thing over and over – that they do a terrible job of covering women (PDF – may require EBSCO subscription).
Men Dominate News Coverage of Women’s Reproductive Issues
This January 2016 press release from the Women’s Media Center says male voices and perspectives surpass female ones on the topics of abortion and contraception.
SportsCenter’s Shameful Coverage of Women’s Sports
Kiley Kroh of ThinkProgress.org wrote this June 2015 opinion that ESPN’s flagship program hasn’t increased its airtime for women’s sports much since 1999.
The Olympics are the Closest to Coverage Parity Female Athletes Get
Columbia Journalism Review article from February 2014 about the balance in the Sochi Winter Games.
Are Women Underrepresented in News Coverage?
An article from Harvard Kennedy School’s Journalist’s Resource page, updated in January 2016, offers that a shortage of newsroom leadership by women is part of the problem.
The Beijing Platform for Action – Women and the Media
This article recognizes the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ statement that women and media were a critical area where advancement was needed. It reflects on the progress made since then.
Media Coverage of Women’s Sports is Important
Dr. Donna Lopiano, President of Sports Management Resources, encourages managers to expose media to both men’s and women’s programs.
TED talk: Megan Kamerick
This September 2011 presentation by journalist Megan Kamerick says you tell women’s stories by asking women to tell them.
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
The actress founded a research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to help dramatically improve gender balance in programs targeting children 11 and under.
FAIR on Sexism
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting stories filtered by the subject of sexism.
Linda Steiner profile
University of Maryland profile page on Dr. Steiner, who writes on gender issues in news and newsrooms. Includes a link to her blog.
The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics
Google Books link to text edited by Lee Wilkins and Clifford Christians, which includes contributions by Linda Steiner on the topic of Feminist Media Ethics
Media Coverage and Female Athletes
A documentary from the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota. Expert scholars weigh in on the amount and type of coverage for female athletes (video).
Gender Roles in Media
A blog from May 2014 on the Huffington Post website from the perspective of 17-year-old Allison Lantagne.
Gender stereotypes in MTV Commercials
This 1994 entry from the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media examines gender portrayals in a sample of commercials on MTV. PDF is downloadable.
What is sexist language?
Colorado State University’s Peter Connor attempts to summarize the four main characteristics that make up sexist language.
Stereotypes of Girls and Women in the Media
A current events classroom handout for discussion in grades 6-12 by the Anti-Defamation League (PDF)
The United States Department of Labor’s page on the topic of equal pay, including a video and a blog link.
In Defense of Domesticity
Tyler Blanski writes for Crisis magazine, a Catholic publication, about the historical and social changes in the family and how he believes the real ingredient to human happiness is found in the home.