Deadlines and Domination:

The Intersection of Race and Gender at America's Newspapers


In theorizing media hegemony, researchers increasingly have realized that separate models of gender, race and class inadequately explain how white males maintain dominant status when they compose less than 25% of the U.S. population. This qualitative theory analysis examines how race and gender intersect in the stated goals of media managers and in the experiences of female and/or minority journalists. It concludes that the media have already reached their goal of reflecting societal gender and race relations -- to the dismay of women and people of color.

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