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With permission to report: - A study of Hollywood movies with and about journalism
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The relationship between journalists and film makers have always been one of love and hate, and many journalists dislike how they are being portrayed in feature films. Journalists have always figured in the filmhistory, especially in Hollywood, there they hold up a cultural myth. The representation of journalist do not reflect the reality, it is rather the idea of journalism that film makers want us to believe in.

The purpose of this study was to see how journalist are portrayed in their profession through a gender perspective and how the technology that they are using is being represented. The research includes two Hollywood feature films from different time periods and by different directors.

The result of the analysis shows that women are represented as journalists to a greater extent in the later film and that these characters seems more careerdriven and complex. Still in both films the women are often set asside by a male counterpart that takes the important decisions.

We can also see how they in the earlier film rely heavily on the representation of technology as the telephone, typewriter or notepad, whereas they mix the later and earlier technology in the later film. The use of internet and other late techology is still a little bit absent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 34
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-67501DiVA, id: diva2:1223798
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Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

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