The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism

  • Carolyn M. Byerly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Carolyn M. Byerly
      Pages 1-10
  3. Factors Affecting the Status of Women Journalists: A Structural Analysis

  4. Taking the Lead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Sorin Nastasia, Diana Iulia Nastasia
      Pages 27-38
    3. Diana Iulia Nastasia, Barbi Pilvre, Kaja Tampere
      Pages 39-50
    4. Tarja Savolainen, Henrika Zilliacus-Tikkanen
      Pages 51-65
    5. Diana Iulia Nastasia, Ekaterina Bondarenko
      Pages 66-77
    6. Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh
      Pages 92-106
  5. Marking Substantial Progress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Mary Lynn Young, Alison Beale
      Pages 109-121
    3. Diana Iulia Nastasia, Sorin Nastasia
      Pages 151-163
    4. Juana Gallego
      Pages 164-175
  6. Negotiating the Constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Thaïs Mendonça de Jorge, Zélia Leal Adghirni
      Pages 211-225
    3. Claudia Lagos, Claudia Mellado
      Pages 226-237
    4. Eugénie Saitta
      Pages 238-252
    5. Aimée Vega Montiel, Patricia Ortega Ramírez
      Pages 284-300
    6. Maria Mboono Nghidinwa
      Pages 301-314
  7. Challenging the Barriers

  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 461-477

About this book


This handbook is a timely academic adaptation of information contained in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a study commissioned by the International Women's Media Foundation and published in 2011. The study was conducted by the book's editor, international feminist media scholar, Carolyn M. Byerly. The text draws together the most robust data from that study, presenting it in 29 chapters on individual nations and three additional chapters with historical background on women in journalism and a theoretical framework grounded in feminist political economy. The book is the most expansive effort to date to consider women's standing in the journalism profession across the world. The contributing authors, in most cases the original researchers for their respective nations in the Global Report study, seek to question the status of women in newsrooms, asking how far women have come and what their progress (or lack of progress) tells us about women's right to communicate.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carolyn M. Byerly
    • 1
  1. 1.Howard UniversityUSA

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