Journal article

Mediated representations of violence against women in the mainstream news in Australia

Georgina Sutherland, Patricia Easteal, Kate Holland, Cathy Vaughan

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: How the mainstream news media report violence against women is significant if levels of violence are to be reduced and ultimately eliminated. Media reporting is an important indicator through which to measure progress towards shifting social and cultural norms that reinforce or challenge the place of violence against women in our society. The current study, therefore, aimed to establish a baseline picture of the extent and nature of reporting of violence against women by the mainstream Australian news media. METHODS: Descriptive and content analysis of media reports on violence against women that were collected over four months in three states of Australia. Reports were from news..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This material was produced with funding from the Australian Government and the Australian state and territory governments. Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support it has received from these governments, without which this work would not have been possible. The findings and views reported in this paper are those of the authors and cannot be attributed to the Australian Government, or any Australian state or territory government.