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2014

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Gender and politics

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Party Identification: The Covert Influence On Media's Construction And Portrayal Of Women's Political Identities, Hallie Madison Golay Jan 2014

Party Identification: The Covert Influence On Media's Construction And Portrayal Of Women's Political Identities, Hallie Madison Golay

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Much scholarly attention has been paid to the differences and similarities that exist in media coverage of men and women. However, whether differences exist in media coverage among different groups of women remains largely ambiguous. This study aims to contribute to this understanding by analyzing women officeholders' media coverage along partisan lines. A content analysis of newspaper stories from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today is used to examine and test for the possible statistical significance of the relationship among gender, partisanship, and media coverage in the first session of the 112th Congress. The newspaper stories ...