Invisible Women? A Comparison of News Coverage Between Male and Female Candidates in Europe

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Invisible Women? A Comparison of News Coverage Between Male and Female Candidates in Europe

women in the media
Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 06:30 to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:30

30 January 2015 at 10:30
IDEA, Strömsborg, SE-103 34 Stockholm, Sweden
Presentation to be followed by a question-and-answer session
Lunch and refreshments will be provided


aInternational IDEA invites you to attend a guest presentation about gender bias in the news coverage of female political candidates. Susan Banducci, Ph.D., professor of Politics at the University of Exeter, will share her research on gender bias, particularly in the European media. International IDEA notes that for European Union elections, women make up 35 per cent of candidates, on average. Using data from the 2009 European Election Study Media Analysis, Banducci reveals the findings of her gender bias investigation and explains the possible mechanisms underlying any differences in the amount and tone of news media coverage between male and female candidates.

About our speaker:

Banducci researches political behaviour and elections with a special focus on women and European politics. She is currently engaged in funded research on the role of the media in elections and how political communication and gender shape political debate. Her research appears in some of the leading journals in the discipline, including Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science and the European Journal of Political Research.

Read the paper: Invisible Women? Comparing Candidates' News Coverage in Europe

To RSVP, please contact Tendai Chinamora-Jönsson, Administrative Assistant,T.Chinamora-Jonsson@idea.int, +46 8 698 37 41. Please RSVP by 23 January 2015.


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