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"Send pretty girls to the White House": the role of gender in journalists - politicians' interactions

"Envoyez les jolies filles à la Maison Blanche": le rôle du genre dans les interactions des journalistes avec les politiques
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Voronova, Liudmila

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Abstract Interrelations between politics and media are often described as a power-play, a rumba or even a danse macabre, and the key question of political communication is “who leads and who follows” in the “power-play between politicians and journalists” (Ross, 2010, p. 274). As today “[m]eaning, media and politics become blurred, but arguably in highly gendered ways” (Holmes, 2007, p. 12), gender inevitably enters the discussion of the journalists – politicians’ interactions. Based on interviews with 40 Russian and Swedish political reporters working for the “quality” press, this paper discusses the role of gender as a social practice (Löfgren Nilsson, 2010) in journalists – politicians’ communication in different political and cultural contexts, which Russia and Sweden represent. The paper answers the following questions: Do journalists perceive the interrelations with politicians as gendered? Do they use gendered interrelations strategically to acquire information efficiently? How do the gendered political communication practices differ dependent on the political and cultural context?
Keywords Russia; Sweden; journalist; political communication; gender-specific factors; reporting
Classification Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies; Communicator Research, Journalism
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 145-171
Journal ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies, 7 (2014) 2
Issue topic How does Gender matter? Analyzing media discourses, media organizations and media practices
ISSN 1775-352X
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial