Can a Woman Deliver the News? PDF Print

Keywords: International, English, gender, ethics, report study, guide, media diversity

Only the United States uses a single, never-changing male anchor, writes Anne Cooper Chen. A longstanding argument holds that women's voices are not authoritative on-air personalities. Following this tradition, U.S. network anchors have almost always been male.

As the research coordinator for a late 1980's study of women's participation in five countries' newscasts, Cooper Chen had the opportunity to observe that barriers against women are falling in many countries.

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