Representation of Women in Turkish Television’s Primetime News

Funda Erzurum 1

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Abstract

The live broadcast is the most effective tool of the television news. The privilege of real-time witnessing the event, where it occurred, is enjoyed only by the audience of the television news. However, this privilege is not only realized by the speaker, but also by news reporter, camera and the cameraman. This study aims to reveal out the sexist approach to the women in the primetime news. In the study, “critical discourse analysis” method and relevant techniques are applied. Kanal D, Kanal 7, NTV, TRT 1’s primetime news are recorded by a media monitoring agency from 05.12.2011 to 11.12.2011 and pursuant to the aims and context, the representation style of women in primetime news was examined. When all resultant data is evaluated, our results are supportive of and approves the findings of similar studies. The media is generally dominated by sexist discourse against the women. To date, the man had shaped the woman as he desired and he continues to do so using media texts. The presence of woman is focused on the mother, the wife and the instrumental object at the public field. Women and problems about being woman are superficially addressed.

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Women Primetime News Representation Television

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Article Type: Research Article

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 162-186

Published Online: 24 Apr 2013

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