“A Playing Field Where Patriarchy Plays”: Addressing Sexism in South African and Nigerian Newsrooms

@article{Blumell2020APF,
  title={“A Playing Field Where Patriarchy Plays”: Addressing Sexism in South African and Nigerian Newsrooms},
  author={Lindsey E. Blumell and Dinfin Mulupi},
  journal={Journalism Practice},
  year={2020},
  volume={16},
  pages={582 - 602}
}
ABSTRACT This study uses in-depth interviews from journalists to examine gendered norms in newsrooms in South Africa and Nigeria. It incorporates the organizational and social system levels of gatekeeping to identify problematic work environments and influential cultural attitudes towards gender. Participants from both countries identified sexual abuse, sexual harassment, unfair job allocations, limited access to power, unfair pay, and overall unsafe work environments as significant problems… 

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