Women and the news: Reimagining journalism

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This chapter reflects on new ways to ensure social justice and to challenge gender inequality. Recalling feminism's normative viewpoints, it explores how the media can articulate women's voices, representation, and participation in the public sphere. Its starting point is Claudia Padovani and Andrew Calabrese's notion of communication rights within the frame of diverse transnational activism, sharing a common horizon in their call for "global justice". The chapter begins by discussing Nancy Fraser's transformative politics including issues of the public sphere, identity, representation, and social justice. It then explores the main ideas of Iris Marion Young and her social connection model of responsibility. Next, it extends these insights to journalism ethics, considering how journalism's paradigms can be oriented towards gender justice. Finally, it considers how media justice calls for a reimagining of journalism by implicating women as news producers, audiences, and citizens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Gender, Communication, and Women's Rights
EditorsMargaret Gallagher, Aimee Vega Montiel
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781119800729
ISBN (Print)9781119800682
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2023


  • Communication rights
  • Global justice
  • Journalism
  • Responsibility and social connection
  • Transformative politics


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