This fourth edition of Women in Mass Communication addresses the myriad changes in media and mass communication disciplines in relation to women over the last five decades.

This volume traces the history of diversity, equity, and inclusion for women in media, enabling greater understanding of global discourses and inequities, exploring transnational feminism, offering criticism of underlying structures, and calling for meaningful changes to media systems. With particular emphasis on educational and professional approaches to media communication, the book brings together a wide variety of specific topics and connects them through an intersectional feminist lens that values diversity, equity, and inclusion while exposing global systemic misogyny. The volume features 23 authors with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives from Australia, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Korea, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. This fourth edition focuses on marginalization practices—race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, social class, and in multiple societies—providing insight into identity and difference in a global context.

An important text for students and scholars examining gender in relation to mass communication, media studies, and journalism, as well as those exploring wider issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within these disciplines.

part 1|50 pages

Changing Narratives

chapter 1|19 pages

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Misogyny

Challenges in Mass Communication 1

chapter 2|18 pages

Social Media and Misogyny

A Perilous Landscape

chapter 3|11 pages

The Other

Identity and Difference in Global, Religious, and Gendered Context

part 2|72 pages

Challenges in the Academy and Profession

chapter 4|19 pages

Misogyny in Academia

The Irreparable Harm of Institutional Abuse

chapter 5|15 pages

“All Your Tools Belong to Us” 1

Feminist Uses of Media from the 19th to 21st Century

chapter 6|19 pages

A Socio-Ecological Model of Influence

Pursuing Racial Equity and Inclusion in Public Relations

chapter 7|17 pages

Incongruity of Gender Roles

Media Impact on Women in Science and Health Communication

part 3|86 pages

Global Realities

chapter 8|16 pages

Gender and Digital Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa

A Feminist Political Economy of Enduring Inequities

chapter 10|17 pages

“Doing Gender”

Cultural Differences in the Feminization of PR in Europe

chapter 11|15 pages

Women Journalists and News

Lessons from New Zealand and Australia

chapter 12|20 pages

Unraveling Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Role for Feminists and Media in Making Progress Last

part 4|17 pages

Women in Mass Communication

chapter |15 pages


Honoring Contributions of Colleagues