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I am still unlearning it: A qualitative study of how Indian journalists perceive their reality from a gender perspective
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

India experienced huge media coverage from all over the world associated with the Nirbhaya-case in 2012, when a young middleclass girl was brutally raped in a bus by five men in Delhi. After this horrifying incident a lot of demonstrations followed all over India. Women in the urban areas was arguing for the same rights as men and was standing up for a more equal society where everybody is able to live as freely as someone else, no matter what gender you was born with.

This study aim to examine what experiences, perceptions and opinions Indian journalists in English written press have of their reality from a gender perspective. We wanted to know how and when Indian journalist represent women and if there is a certain way of thinking about representation of women in the media content. In interviews with a total of eleven journalists and ethnographic observations in two of India’s largest cities we tried to examine the structures and perceptions that influenced the journalist’s worldview and thus also the messages that appears in the news. By using the theory of structuration, agenda setting, performativity and intersectionality we examined what structures that the journalists live and operates within and how this is affecting the media content. 

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2016. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
India, New Delhi, Bangalore, Media, Journalism, Newspapers, Agenda setting, Structuration theory, Performativity, Intersectionality, Equality, Giddens, Butler, Media ethnography, Qualitative interviews, Feminist media theory.
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Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52167OAI: diva2:921674
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Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-04-26 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2016-04-26Bibliographically approved

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