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Perpetuating gender stereotypes via the internet? an analysis of the women’s presence in Spanish online newspapers

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  • Mateos de Cabo, Ruth
  • Gimeno, Ricardo
  • Martínez, Miryam
  • López, Luis

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In the present research we investigate possible predictors of the presence of women in Spanish online newspapers using an automatic content analysis over a three-month period. Results of the analysis reveal that Spanish online newspapers continue depicting women in a stereotyped manner. Women are still linked to traditionally ‘female’ sections, and they appear more frequently in news considered less important in terms of extension and publication day. The gender of the reporter also matters since female journalists tend to include more women in the news they report than their male peers.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 33557.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33557

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Keywords: newspapers; gender representation; stereotypes; Internet; content analysis;

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  1. Aven, Forrest Jr. & Parker, Barbara & McEvoy, Glenn M., 1993. "Gender and attitudinal commitment to organizations: A Meta-analysis," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 63-73, January.
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