Academic studies into the current state of gender affairs and equality within media development and journalism.
GINA MASULLO, PAROMITA PAIN, VICTORIA CHEN, MADLIN MEKELBURG, NINA SPRINGER, FRANZISKA TROGER - The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Media Engagement
Women journalists face the threat of online harassment as they do their jobs of trying to engage with their audience over social media. This harassment can be different from what male journalists face because it can target women based on their gender or sexuality. This harassment– vitriolic sexist attacks or inappropriately sexual barbs – mirrors the experiences of many women in general online. This research by the University of Texas at Austin, Center for Media Engagement sought to understand how professional journalists at print, broadcast, and web-only publications deal with this harassment and what influence it has on their ability to do their jobs, which increasingly require engagement with the public.