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Assessing the Media's Impact on the Political Fortunes of Women

Kim Fridkin Kahn

in Women and American Politics

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293484
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598944 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293488.003.0008

Series: Gender and Politics

 Assessing the Media's Impact on the Political Fortunes of Women

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This chapter reviews existing research about the media's treatment of women in politics. Kahn suggests an agenda for future research that includes analysis of: news treatment of women public officials, the effectiveness of women candidates’ media strategies, gender differences in politicians’ relationship with the press, gender differences among journalists in reporting on political news, and the effects of media on the political socialization of children.

Keywords: candidates; children; journalists; media; news; political socialization; public officials; women

Chapter.  7266 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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