The media coverage of the 2016 Conservative leadership election – was there a gender bias against female candidates?

PSA 67 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 10-13 April 2017 Previous research suggests that female candidates might be presented in the media differently to males. In particular, women may be depicted in gender-biased frames, which could influence the perception of their candidacy in a negative way. However, the UK literature remains limited when it comes to the […]

Candidate gender and quantities of media coverage in the 2015 general election?

PSA 66 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 21-23 March 2016 Previous research suggests that lower levels of media attention given to female candidates relative to male candidates may contribute to the under-representation of women in national politics. Yet, the precise relationship between candidate gender and quantity of media coverage remains inconclusive, arguably because most studies focus on […]

Male and female candidates in the news: introducing a new dataset on gender politics and the media

PSA POSTGRADUATE NETWORK CONFERENCE 22 March 2016 Recent studies have indicated that the press may present male and female parliamentary candidates differently, which could be a disadvantage for women’s political participation. Since the existing databases mainly focus on articles gathered from national newspapers, researchers might have overlooked the influence of local perspective in political runs. […]