de Bruin, Marjan
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Gender, organizational and professional identities in journalism
Journalism, Theory, Practice and Criticism
Date of Publication
Emphasizes gender in journalism, placed in the context of work done by media professionals in news organisations. In the recent debates on this topic, certain aspects of news production practice are assigned crucial roles: gender, journalistic professionalism and the media organisation. Reviews the literature on each of these aspects and identifies where and how concepts of gender identity, professional identity and organisational identity occur. At the conceptual level inconsistencies are pointed out and a preliminary positioning of gender, professional and organisational identities in media organisations is suggested. Argues that in certain countries, a shifting balance can be observed: a growing hegemony of organisational identity over professional identity, in which gender seems to be a casualty of conflicts outside gender relations per se.....