Gender, Candidate Portrayals and Election Campaigns: A Comparative Perspective

  title={Gender, Candidate Portrayals and Election Campaigns: A Comparative Perspective},
  author={Miki Caul Kittilson and Kim Fridkin},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  pages={371 - 392}
In the United States, research suggests that men and women candidates are covered differently by the press. However, few studies compare press coverage of candidates cross-nationally. Systematic comparison of newspaper coverage of male and female candidates during election campaigns in Australia, Canada, and the United States may help illuminate the conditions that exacerbate or dampen gender differences in candidate portrayals. Given the sharp focus on candidates in American campaigns and the… 

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