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Reporting on Gender

About This Course

The way to thorough, accurate and thoughtful reporting involves a better understanding of topics and how to navigate specific issues with care.

This webinar shows you how to address gender issues. It will give you a better sense of how to understand gender-related topics and how to report on them. Learn how to develop a competence in writing about gender-related topics and why it matters.

Learn why there are so many gender issues springing up lately and what is commonly missing from reporting on gender.

What Will I Learn?

  • What works best when addressing gender issues in reporters' language
  • Developing a competence in speaking about gender issues
  • Understanding gender-related topics (e.g., the trans bathroom issue, intersexuality, etc)
  • Understanding the f-word (feminisms) and citing feminisms accurately
  • Why there are so many gender issues now
  • What is commonly missing from reporting on gender

Who Should Take this Course?

Journalists who want develop a competence in covering gender issues.

Course Instructor

Sara Crawley

Sara Crawley

Dr. Crawley’s areas of interest include gender and sexualities theories, queer and feminist theory, qualitative methods, social psychology and sociology of sport. Her work focuses on constructions of self and social impacts on the physical body. She has published articles in Gender & Society, The Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Hypatia, Cultural Studies<-->Critical Methodologies, and International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Her book, Gendering Bodies (Rowman & Littlefield 2008), co-authored with Lara Foley and Constance Shehan, extends existing theories of gender performativity via symbolic interactionism to demonstrate the social impacts of gender on physical bodies in such everyday settings as work, sports and sexuality. Her current book project, tentatively titled The Butch/Femme Game, is based on interviews and field work with lesbians in the South and theorizes the relationship between heteronormativity in everyday talk and the formation of lesbian selves.

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