Women, the economy and the news: undeserved and underrepresented?

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Knowles, S. 2020. Women, the economy and the news: undeserved and underrepresented? Journalism Studies. 21 (11), pp. 1479-1495. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2020.1762241
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TitleWomen, the economy and the news: undeserved and underrepresented?
AuthorsKnowles, S.
Abstract

In 2018, the news industry found itself in the headlines when it revealed the significant difference in levels of pay between the genders, with some pre-eminent financial publications having the widest pay gaps. This provided a timely opportunity to survey 65 economic, financial, and business journalists – both men and women – working for news outlets in the UK, including the BBC and the Financial Times. The survey explored the values and working practices of business, economic and financial journalists in the UK, as well as their opinions about the gender pay gap. Results show that while women, as expected, are paid less than the men and hold fewer positions of seniority, few expressed opinions about the gender pay gap. Engaging a wide audience and a lack of resources in the industry to be able to do so are the most pressing concerns for the journalists surveyed.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalJournalism Studies
ISSN1461-670X
Electronic1469-9699
Publication dates
Online18 May 2020
Print17 Aug 2020
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Deposited29 Oct 2020
Accepted24 Apr 2020
Output statusPublished
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journalism Studies on 28/05/2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1461670X.2020.1762241

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