“A Slightly New Shade of Lipstick”: Gendered Mediation in Internet News Stories

  title={“A Slightly New Shade of Lipstick”: Gendered Mediation in Internet News Stories},
  author={Cindy Burke and Sharon R. Mazzarella},
  journal={Women's Studies in Communication},
  pages={395 - 418}
Grounded in frame theory and the gendered mediation thesis, this study examines the use of gendered descriptive language, metaphors, status and power designations as well as personal detail in Internet news stories. One hundred sixty-eight lead stories appearing on CNN.com, FoxNews.com, and NYT.com were examined. The findings reveal that Internet stories rely on gendered language and male metaphors and analogies. Moreover, they are more likely to include personal information on females while… Expand
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