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Gender and Newsroom Culture

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jeudi 15 octobre 2015, par Equipe GIS IdG

Gender and Newsroom Culture

Communication Papers journal invites submissions for its next issue

The 7th issue of the Communication Papers journal focuses on the relationship between gender and newsroom culture. Gender equality in the media industry is a significant concern for many people working in the industry, for professional media organizations and for gender advocacy. According to a report about gender equality in decision-making in media organizations (European Institute for Gender Equality, 2013) : gender inequalities in top-level decision-making roles in media organizations remain prevalent, there is a slow progress in implementing gender equality measures in the media sector, there is a domination of men at the top of the media organizations, the mechanisms promoting gender equality are scarce in media organizations ; the existence of gender-equality policies in media organizations might be beneficial to advancing women in decision-making positions, and professional media associations play a crucial role in the promotion of gender equality in the media. These and other issues will be the focus of the next issue of Communication Papers.


Topics may include but are not limited to :

  • Gender inequalities in the media sector
  • Participation of women in media organizations (traditional media, online, digital media)
  • Hierarchical / sectoral segregation and the glass ceiling
  • Barriers for women in newsrooms
  • Masculine culture in newsrooms
  • Gender equality policies and measures in media organizations
  • Media organization’s ethical standards and norms
  • The role of media regulation against gender discrimination in the media
  • Journalistic ethics and women’s representation in journalism
  • New trends in media and gender equality
  • Impact of the changing working conditions in journalism on the barriers for female journalists
  • Women empowerment through the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)


Only original and unpublished proposals will be considered. Articles must respect the rules of APA style. Each manuscript should be between 7,000 and 8,500 words in main text and 200 words in abstract. All submissions will be blind-refereed. Complete manuscripts should be ready for peer review by November 15th. Publication is due for December 2015. Submission in the web sites the manuscript by the standard template of the journal. Include one separate little page containing title, author/s, affiliation/s and the address, phone, and email of the lead author. Manuscripts can be written in Catalan, Eusquera, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Italian.

Please, submit manuscripts to the Communication Papers website at :

You can download the standard template for articles in :


  • Submission Deadline : November 15th, 2015
  • Date of Publication : December 22nd, 2015