Call for papers – issue 49: The profession of reporting and the gender perspective

Guest editors: Anna Clua (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and Aimée Vega (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Instructions for authors: /en/authors-guidelines

The gender perspective is currently a key issue in the analysis of media content. The feminist perspective on content curation, the shaping of discourses and the construction of media agendas has made it possible to identify and call out the gender stereotypes reproduced by the androcentric and patriarchal logic inherent in the dominant and globalized media system. The treatment of the subject in academia, however, has shown to have little social impact compared to the debates generated from the professional sphere, both locally and internationally.

In this issue of BiD we aim to give an account of the problems currently affecting women working in the information and communication sector in different countries. We are asking for articles that discuss initiatives, projects and campaigns driven by the gender perspective, both in the context of documentation and information management in the media and in the context of journalism. The international focus will allow us to reflect on the social and political situation in different countries. The plurality of contributions will allow, in turn, a discussion of the imposition of limits on the very concept of “gender”, and a joint reflection on the rights that govern the “profession of reporting” from a position of freedom and equality. The challenge is to ensure that this reflection builds bridges between the debates in academia and the demands arising from the exercise of the profession and also from feminism.

Contributions should focus on the following topics:

● Pioneers of feminism in the information and communication sector

● New debates on gender in the information and communication sector

● Opening the gap: Laws of equality and against gender violence in the information and communication sector

● Case studies on equality plans and protocols against harassment of women workers in the information and communication sector

● Online and offline violence against female journalists

● Data Feminism

● Slow information / Slow journalism and the gender perspective

● The gender perspective and economic models in the sectors of documentation, content curation and journalism

● Denial and gender misinformation

● Associations, initiatives and campaigns with a gender perspective in the information and communication sector

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