Journal Article


Jane Suiter
Anne O'Brien



ireland irish broadcasting case studies balance gender best practice public private sectors qualitative study

Best and worst practice: a case study of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting (2017)

Abstract This article focuses on the gender of voices chosen as sources and presenters of radio news coverage in Ireland. The study examines the best and worst case studies across public and private sector broadcasters and argues that the question of gender balance in broadcasting goes beyond the simple issue of quantitatively proportionate participation to require a more complex and qualitatively fair and balanced presentation of women within news programming. We find a very clear gender bias with male-dominated coverage in both public and private sectors but with greater stereotyping by the latter.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences: Research Institutes: Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy: School of English, Media & Theatre Studies: Media Studies

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Jane Suiter, Anne O'Brien

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Jane Suiter
University College Cork
Total Publications: 20
Anne O'Brien
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 18