For the last couple of
This brilliant initiative was taken by Monika Djerf-Pierre, professor at JMG who has been leading this project since 2016. My colleague Mathias Färdigh has worked with the GEM dataset and I have been the project manager. Our team of international scholars are: Carolyn M. Byerly, Sarah Macharia, Claudia Padovani & Karen Ross.
Nordicom is the great publisher of the book, it can be ordered or downloaded here.
Djerf-Pierre, Monika & Maria Edström. Eds.(2020). Comparing Gender and Media Across the Globe. A Cross-National Study of the Qualities, Causes, and Consequences of Gender Equality In and Through the News Media. Göteborg: Nordicom
The GEM dataset and codebook can be found here.
The book also includes the GEM-Index, an easy to use index on (the lack of) gender equality in the news media.
We are grateful for this review from Professor Ulla Carlsson, UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Media Development & Global Policy at the University of Gothenburg.
"A trailblazing collection of first-rate studies by leading researchers in all parts of the world. The book, splendidly edited, fulfils the much-needed comparative analysis of gender equality in and through news media in different regions. It is unique, full of useful empirical evidence, new insights, and reflections. This is without doubt required reading for all who equality in and through news media in different regions. It is unique, full of useful empirical world. The book, splendidly edited, fulfils the much-needed comparative analysis of gender negotiate with this issue – not least from an Agenda 2030 perspective”.